The Obama administration could revolutionize aid and save billions—if only Congress would stand up to the farm lobby.
John Norris explains how the United States can work with its allies to end extreme poverty in the next two decades.
John Norris explains why it's time to take a fresh look at the Pentagon's military assistance programs.
John Norris explains why trial ballooning top cabinet appointees, such as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice and former Sen. Chuck Hagel, is such a bad idea.
John Norris explains how our fixation with economic growth blinds us to broader measures of a society's health—or lack thereof.
The Republican foreign-policy establishment faces tough problems after the recent electoral disappointment.
In these times of straitened budgets, an international affairs realignment commission would allow the State Department to do more with less.
As much as we may love them on one level, presidential campaigns are awful enterprises. Candidates from both parties subject themselves to a seemingly endless series of bad chicken dinners at Holiday Inns, trudge through hundreds of rallies in rain and shine, and embrace a travel schedule that looks as if it was set by […]
Foreign policy has long been one of the last great bastions of sexism. But as glass ceiling after glass ceiling is shattered in Washington, the time has come to ask when one of the last great barriers will be overcome: Is America ready for a male secretary of state?
The games of the XXX Olympiad are complete. Londoners can return to their natural state of dourness. NBC can go back to offering other programming on a maddening tape delay, and pundits can argue whether it makes sense to spend $14 billion to host the games or not. With all 302 medal events completed, it […]
The Pentagon has taken on more and more activities that have very little to do with traditional definitions of national security, writes John Norris.
John Norris explains how a new plan represents a seismic shift in how American foreign aid programs are conducted.
An open letter from John Norris to the leaders of Eritrea, Afghanistan, Equatorial Guinea, and other countries with deplorable track records.
John Norris explains why President Obama should enhance and expand his policy strategy for Africa.
Interactive John Norris sees if countries receiving U.S. economic and security assistance are good places to invest increasingly scarce development dollars.