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.
A small gaggle of thick-headed Republicans could derail the entire global economy for a decade.
American citizens are not just hesitant about intervention in Syria but in foreign intervention in any country.
How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.
No contento con exterminar lentamente a la oposición y continuar la despoblación masiva de su país, el presidente sirio, Bashar Assad, aparentemente se vio obligado a lanzar un flagrante ataque con armas químicas en un suburbio de Damasco que mató a cientos, si no miles. Si este tipo de comportamiento de supervillano le suena familiar, […]
Why dictators like Assad just can't quit while they're ahead.
The clock is ticking on the State Department's grand strategy review. Can John Kerry match his predecessor's record on the QDDR?