On the cusp of his trip to Africa, how does President Obama’s record on the continent stand up?
View the full dataset here (.xls) John Norris is the Executive Director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative at the Center for American Progress. Casey Dunning is a senior policy analyst for the Rethinking US Development Policy initiative at the Center for Global Development, or CGD. Annie Malknecht is a Research Associate with the Sustainable Security […]
For 60 years, colonialists, engineers, and dictators have tried to tame Africa’s greatest waterway. Welcome to the Congo River, where dreams go to die.
John Norris explores the lack of foreign policy achievements by the 113th Congress.
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.