Overseas Rural Development Policy

The last fifteen years have seen an unprecedented decline in the standard of living of the world’s rural poor, and a related upsurge in both internal and international migration as people search for options.

South Africa

Since 1994 U.S. statements regarding a newly democratic South Africa, under the leadership of Nelson Mandela and the African National Congress (ANC) have frequently been cast in the language of a love fest.


The U.S. trade embargo and various other sanctions against Cuba have been in place for some 36 years—and U.S. policy toward the island has changed little in that time.

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), a wholly owned government corporation established in 1971, provides taxpayer-backed and taxpayer-funded loans, loan guarantees, and insurance to businesses for investments in “politically risky” countries.

Peace and Military Policy in Africa

The U.S. views Libya and Sudan as rogue states that should be contained by providing U.S. military aid to neighboring countries.


The unquiet legacy of foreign intervention still casts a long shadow over U.S. policy in Indochina.

Economic Policy Toward Africa

For 20 years the gap has been widening between the level of economic development in Africa and every other area of the world.

World Trade Organization

Today, member countries number 125 (nearly the whole world except China, some former communist countries, and a number of small nations) and WTO rules apply to over 90 percent of international trade.

Defense Conversion

What happened to the peace dividend that was widely expected to accrue from reduced defense spending after the end of the cold war?

Burundi and the Crisis in Central Africa

The international community, which failed to act when the crisis began, now faces a major challenge in Burundi and, more widely, in Central Africa.

Trade and Labor

A fundamental challenge facing policymakers and activists is how to set and enforce rules to protect workers from repression, exploitation, and danger.


Two sometimes divergent, sometimes convergent streams of U.S. policy have played an influential role in defining the economic and political system of Haiti.

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