Expert Briefs

Concise and timely policy analysis from Council on Foreign Relations scholars.

World Cup and South Africa's Unmet Goals

World Cup and South Africa's Unmet Goals

Author: Princeton N. Lyman

The upcoming soccer World Cup brings enormous prestige to South Africa's still-emerging democracy. But for all its post-apartheid progress, the country still must fix deep-rooted economic and political problems, writes CFR's Princeton Lyman.

See more in Economic Development; South Africa

The Debate over Foreign Aid

The Debate over Foreign Aid

Author: Laurie Garrett

It's important to evaluate foreign aid programs and address questions of accountability and value, especially at a time of concern about the economy, but cuts or reductions in foreign assistance support aren't merited, says CFR's Laurie Garrett.

See more in United States; Foreign Aid