John Norris writes on the history of the U.S. Agency for International Development and how it has influenced American foreign policy.
Report One of the most innovative elements of the emerging post-2015 global development agenda is a focus on universality. What would that mean in the United States?
John Norris writes about Mary McGrory and the lost art of the Washington prima donna.
John Norries, a former aid worker, remembers the silence, pain, and foreboding of Rwanda—just after the 1994 genocide.
John Norris explores whether conditional cash transfers are really the silver bullet to raising countries out of poverty.
We need targeted efforts to assist child brides if we hope to break the vicious cycle that treats our daughters as a disposable commodity.
Issue Brief As the Millennium Challenge Corporation approaches its 10-year anniversary, it must explore and implement new aid approaches to stay on the cutting edge of international development best practices. Embracing regional compacts and regional threshold programs would allow the MCC to increase its number of beneficiaries and the sustained impact of its work at little to no additional cost.
Issue Brief During the Kosovo war in 1999, Vladimir Putin, who was the Russian national security advisor at the time, backed a dangerous plan that almost led to NATO exchanging fire with Russian troops. Here’s what Putin learned from the incident, and what the West probably should have.
John Norris writes about how one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.
John Norris debunks the myth that the United States is miserly when it comes to helping other nations through foreign aid.
John Norris explores the future role of the U.S. Agency for International Development, or USAID, in the wake of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and severe budget cuts as a result of the sequester.
John Norris writes on the tendency of crimes against humanity to resurface—even decades later.
Foreign affairs professionals have faced disease, disaster, war, and terrorism over the last 234 years. How secure should today's officers be?
John Norris writes about the astonishing amount of food the world wastes every year and asks why it's so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry.
The Department of State, Department of Defense, and USAID need greater co-operation to tackle conflict and poverty in the world.