Cutting the U.N. Budget Is (Still) a Bad Idea
Lawmakers pondering U.S. withdrawal from the United Nations need to realize how critical the multilateral institution is to U.S. policy goals, write Sarah Margon and Martin Wolberg-Stok.
Obama Neglects Child Soldiers
Sarah Margon on how the Obama administration could do more to protect child soldiers in troubled nations.
Twenty Years of Collapse and Counting
Report John Norris and Bronwyn Bruton look at the case of Somalia to explore the high cost crisis response rather than prevention.
International War Crimes and Justice
Interactive A slideshow from John Norris and Sarah Margon shows how many senior war criminals have been held accountable for their actions.
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.