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Afghan Aid Under the Microscope

Spending all the development funds in the world will not substitute for an actual functioning Afghan government, writes John Norris.

by John Norris | Thursday, June 9, 2011

U.S. Foreign Assistance and the Arab Spring: Bold, but Not Bold Enough

President Obama should acknowledge the limitations of a security-centric approach to the Middle East and endorse a universal vision that is centered on broad and inclusive economic and social development, writes Sarah Margon.

by Sarah Margon | Tuesday, May 31, 2011

4 Ways to Save $2 Billion While Improving U.S. Foreign Aid

Connie Veillette and John Norris explain how the United States can save $2 billion while improving foreign aid.

by Connie Veillette and John Norris | Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Time to Stop Death in Uganda Is Now!

The Ugandan Parliament is set to vote this week on an extreme bill that targets gays and lesbians for imprisonment and even death. Bishop Gene Robinson and Andre Banks explain what you can do to help stop it.

by Bishop Gene Robinson and Andre Banks | Thursday, May 12, 2011

Rethinking U.S. Aid to Middle East

Sarah Margon examines how the United States should rethink its foreign assistance in the Middle East.

by Sarah Margon | Thursday, May 5, 2011

Five Steps to Make Our Aid More Effective and Save More Than $2 Billion

article icon Issue Brief John Norris and Connie Veillette detail how Congress could save more than $500 million annually by eliminating unnecessary regulations that make it harder to carry out effective development programs abroad.

by John Norris and Connie Veillette | Thursday, May 5, 2011

Another Way to Fight Terrorism

Bin Laden’s death and the Middle East uprisings present the Obama administration with an opportunity to shift to a more comprehensive counterterrorism strategy that recognizes a changing landscape, writes Sarah Margon.

by Sarah Margon | Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Withdrawing from the United Nations: A Misguided Assault

article icon Issue Brief Sarah Margon and John Norris outline why we need the United Nations and why efforts to pull back from this institution are a mistake.

by Sarah Margon and John Norris | Monday, May 2, 2011

We Shouldn’t Restrict U.S. Support for United Nations

Restricting U.S. support for the United Nations ultimately has a much higher price tag than it does savings.

| Monday, May 2, 2011

Five Myths About Foreign Aid

John Norris debunks myths about foreign aid and examines whether it is beneficial.

by John Norris | Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Y Article

John Norris discusses a Pentagon report that says the United States is fundamentally getting it wrong when it comes to setting its priorities.

by John Norris | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Death by a Thousand (Small) Cuts

The budget deal for the rest of the fiscal year cuts key foreign affairs and assistance funding we need to respond to the changing threats across the globe that require more than military might, says Sarah Margon.

by Sarah Margon | Wednesday, April 13, 2011

The U.S. Global Development Council

book_alt2 icon Report Noam Unger and John Norris spell out some of the key considerations that should be addressed as the U.S. Global Development Council moves from concept to reality.

by Noam Unger and John Norris | Friday, April 8, 2011

The Tea Party Meets the World

Sarah Margon points out the flaws in the Tea Party's isolationist approach to foreign affairs in this Hill op-ed.

by Sarah Margon | Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Can America Rise to the Occasion in the Middle East?

John Norris explains what our leaders in Washington need to do to help democracy and stability prevail in the Middle East.

by John Norris | Monday, March 28, 2011