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.
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.
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.
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.
Rethinking U.S. Aid to Middle East
Sarah Margon examines how the United States should rethink its foreign assistance in the Middle East.
Five Steps to Make Our Aid More Effective and Save More Than $2 Billion
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.
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.
Withdrawing from the United Nations: A Misguided Assault
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.
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.
Five Myths About Foreign Aid
John Norris debunks myths about foreign aid and examines whether it is beneficial.
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.
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.
The U.S. Global Development Council
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.
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.
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.