CAP en Español
Small CAP Banner

John Norris Archives

The Case for Regional Compacts

article icon 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.

by Paul Applegarth, Casey Dunning, John Norris | Monday, March 17, 2014

The First Time Putin Tried to Invade a Foreign Country

article icon 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.

by John Norris | Thursday, March 13, 2014

Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

John Norris writes about how one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.

by John Norris | Tuesday, January 14, 2014

America Is Not the Grinch

John Norris debunks the myth that the United States is miserly when it comes to helping other nations through foreign aid.

by John Norris | Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The Crucible: Iraq, Afghanistan and the Future of USAID

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.

by John Norris | Tuesday, November 19, 2013

What Lies Beneath: Nazi art, Bosnian graves and Syria's dark secrets.

John Norris writes on the tendency of crimes against humanity to resurface—even decades later.

by John Norris | Thursday, November 7, 2013

How to Balance Safety and Security for America’s Diplomats

Foreign affairs professionals have faced disease, disaster, war, and terrorism over the last 234 years. How secure should today's officers be?

by John Norris | Monday, November 4, 2013

The Clean Plate Club

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.

by John Norris | Wednesday, October 30, 2013

'Smart power', where development and defence meet

The Department of State, Department of Defense, and USAID need greater co-operation to tackle conflict and poverty in the world.

by John Norris and Annie Malknecht | Friday, October 18, 2013

The Walking Dumb

A small gaggle of thick-headed Republicans could derail the entire global economy for a decade.

by John Norris | Wednesday, October 2, 2013

The Syrian Disconnect

American citizens are not just hesitant about intervention in Syria but in foreign intervention in any country.

by John Norris | Thursday, September 19, 2013

Make Them Eat Cake

How America is exporting its obesity epidemic.

by John Norris | Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Assad y el síndrome del supervillano

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, […]

by John Norris | Wednesday, August 28, 2013

The Supervillain Syndrome

Why dictators like Assad just can't quit while they're ahead.

by John Norris | Monday, August 26, 2013

Foggy Bottom Review

The clock is ticking on the State Department's grand strategy review. Can John Kerry match his predecessor's record on the QDDR?

by John Norris | Tuesday, August 20, 2013