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The United States Is Losing Asia to China

Don't be fooled by the Trump administration's trade deal with Beijing. America is losing out badly on the bigger game.

The Cable

Trump Taps Veteran Ambassador, Former Congressman to Head USAID

Mark Green, Trump’s pick to run USAID, is widely respected and offers a much-needed lifeline to a burned-out agency.

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The End of Foreign Aid As We Know It

Trump budget would gut development assistance and fold USAID into State.

Elephants in the Room

Development and Diplomacy Are Instruments of a ‘Peace through Strength’ Foreign Policy

Instead of making slash and burn cuts at State, a top-to-bottom review is needed.

Elephants in the Room

India’s Optimism Is a Welcome Antidote to Western Pessimism

Americans suffering a crisis of confidence about the future of their country's democratic institutions under President Donald Trump could use a dose of Indian-style optimism.

Argument

Savaging State and USAID Budgets Could Do Wonders for Results

The Trump administration is threatening serious cuts to diplomacy. But doing more with less isn’t impossible.

The Cable

Scathing Government Watchdog Report Details Bleak Outlook on Afghanistan

A warning to President Trump not to mismanage Afghanistan.

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