Haiti's earthquake created a need for a tremendous short-term relief effort but also long-term reconstruction that could take decades and cost billions, says former Peace Corps director Mark L. Schneider.
CFR's Max Boot foresees a great deal of future American involvement in Haiti, but only with a strategic justification.
President Obama declared that the United States will not forsake Haiti in its moment of agony. Honoring this commitment would be a first for Washington.
When the immediate crisis passes, how can we ensure that Haiti becomes a functioning nation? Eight experts give their prescriptions in this NYT op-ed.
Haiti's earthquake lays bare woeful political and economic dysfunctions, but in the global disaster response, there is a chance to get aid right, writes CFR's Kara C. McDonald.
Haiti's horrific earthquake is a setback for the country's slowly improving development, says Edward Luck, vice president and director of studies at the International Peace Institute. While international efforts are important, especially in providing relief, over the long-term, Haiti's development must be driven by Haitians, he says.
Tracy Kidder's op-ed in the New York Times discusses Haiti's man-made vulnerability to natural disasters.
The private sector is recognized as the engine of economic growth, and growth is recognized as a key condition for poverty alleviation. But effectively promoting private investment in the developing world has proven to be a major challenge for those in the field. R. Glenn Hubbard and Lars H. Thunell discuss the relationship between foreign aid and local business in the developing world.
Matthew Slaughter writes that as the crisis and recession recede, U.S. policymakers must refocus on persistent structural problems, particularly income inequality.
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Bret Stephens of The Wall Street Journal says if global warming really is the catastrophe the alarmists claim, the least they can do for its victims is not to patronize them while impoverishing them in the bargain.
Frederick Kaufman explores the problem of world hunger.
Stewart M. Patrick reviews Too Poor for Peace? by Lael Brainard and Derek Chollet.
To understand Islamists' appeal, consider basic needs, says Parag Khanna.
Michael Gerson writes that "the stimulus package is a terrible piece of necessary legislation."
The Boston Globe's Paul Farmer and Brian Concannon point out that the inaguaration of a U.S. president committed to reversing "the failed policies of the past" provides an opportunity to build a stronger, more prosperous Haiti.
Knopf argues that the only remaining path for South Sudan is for an international transitional administration to run the country for a finite period.
The U.S. relationship with Israel is in trouble. Blackwill and Gordon offer six core policy proposals to repair, redefine, and invigorate the partnership.
To ensure the success of Myanmar's historic democratic transition, the United States should revise its outdated and counterproductive sanctions policy.
The definitive account of the secret war in Laos, which forever changed the CIA from a relatively small spying agency into an organization with vast paramilitary powers. More
CFR President Haass argues for an updated global operating system to address challenges from terrorism to climate change. More
Alden provides an enlightening history of the last four decades of U.S. trade policies and a blueprint for how to keep the United States competitive in a globalized economy. More
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