As famine descends on a huge swath of the globe, the White House is rolling back aid, ramping up conflict, and risking more climate chaos.
Netanyahu requests a $2 billion increase in military aid on top of the more than $3 billion worth of weaponry that U.S. taxpayers provide to Israel each year.
With endless foreign aid, the US has undercut mechanisms of democratic accountability in Afghanistan and should not be surprised at the results.
Another round of flooding in Pakistan offers the United States an opportunity to build goodwill in a strained relationship.
Washington is courting a dictator in order to continue its war in Afghanistan.
Money has been pouring into Timor-Leste, but it has not translated into meaningful development.
With Osama bin Laden’s demise, it’s high time that our leaders realize that short-term gains from alliances with tyrannical regimes aren’t worth the long-term problems they foster.
Haiti’s reconstruction still has a long ways to go, but needed development industry reforms can go a long way toward strengthening local government and providing jobs for Haitians not just outsiders.
U.S. aid to Israel should be given the same scrutiny as aid to Egypt.
We’d be better served by a policy that redirected funds to drug prevention education and treatment in the United States.
With Asian countries investing heavily in a diverse portfolio of African interests, why is the United States still only focused on the continent’s oil?
Not to worry, people of Haiti, help from the United States is on the way.
Without political reform, Laos will continue to be mired in debt and poverty, argues Ronald Bruce St John.
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