The United States should work to unlock Africa’s tremendous potential to be a powerhouse of future growth lifting millions out of poverty, a substantial market for U.S. goods, and a breadbasket to the world.
Egypt is another example of Trump’s fondness for an increasingly authoritarian government in a country where he has business interests.
The rise of Donald Trump possesses parallels to apartheid South Africa—but the best course of action in the face of dangerous political setbacks is to stand in unwavering opposition at every turn.
On the cusp of his trip to Africa, how does President Obama’s record on the continent stand up?
The conversation on the post-2015 development agenda is shifting from defining goals to financing and implementation, providing both opportunities and challenges as financing negotiations culminate in July 2015.
With just 500 days left before the Millennium Development Goals expire, it is important to acknowledge all that they have spurred the world to achieve.
The U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, focused on investment in the next generation, sets the stage for sustained partnership, and a commitment to regularizing the U.S.-Africa dialogue can help ensure its success.
Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Subcommittee on Near Eastern and South and Central Asian Affairs.
The meeting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa this week highlights the potentially positive role the group could play in revitalizing the global system of partnerships and alliances to tackle the challenges of the 21st century.
One of the most innovative elements of the emerging post-2015 global development agenda is a focus on universality. What would that mean in the United States?
Ending poverty and preventing catastrophic climate change is within our reach, especially if countries commit to a new global development agenda that improves livelihoods in ways that support low-carbon and sustainable economic growth.
We need targeted efforts to assist child brides if we hope to break the vicious cycle that treats our daughters as a disposable commodity.
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 better defining the rationale behind procurement reform, increasing transparency, and using current mechanisms to expand its partner base, USAID can greatly increase its partnerships with local institutions while also building support for this critical reform within the U.S. development community.
With the Atrocities Prevention Board having just completed its first anniversary, it's time to take a look at its accomplishments, challenges, and potential for growth.