John Norris


The U.N.’s World Humanitarian Summit Is a Total Mess

The world urgently needs a new aid architecture to grapple with a massive, global refugee crisis. But this gathering in Istanbul could do more harm than good.


The River That Swallows All Dams

For 60 years, colonialists, engineers, and dictators have tried to tame Africa’s greatest waterway. Welcome to the Congo River, where dreams go to die.


Congress, What Is It Good For?

When it comes to foreign policy, absolutely nothing.


In Defense of the Handout

Are conditional cash transfers really the silver bullet to raising countries out of poverty?


Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

How one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.


America Is Not the Grinch

Sorry, haters, when it comes to foreign aid -- of all sorts -- the United States is far and away the most generous nation on Earth.


What Lies Beneath

Nazi art, Bosnian graves, and Syria's dark secrets.


The Clean Plate Club

From Senegal to St. Louis, the world wastes an astonishing amount of food every year. So why is it so hard to cut down on leftovers, save the environment, and feed the hungry?


The Walking Dumb

How a small gaggle of thickheaded Republicans could derail the entire global economy for a decade.


The Syrian Disconnect

It's not just that Americans don't want to go to war against Assad -- it's that they know America's not good at going to war anymore.

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About John Norris

John Norris is the executive director of the sustainable security and peacebuilding initiative at the Center for American Progress and the author of Mary McGrory: The First Queen of Journalism.



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