Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.
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.
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.