Foreign Aid

A woman with a boy walk in a flooded area on May 31 in Panthau, Northern Bahr al Ghazal, South Sudan. An estimated 63 per cent of the population in Northern Bahr al Ghazal is experiencing severe food insecurity. (Albert Gonzalez Farran/AFP/Getty Images)

Treasury Takes Aim at Global Food Security Program

The Trump administration wants to dismantle another Obama-era development program.

Global destinations of Chinese foreign aid between 2000 and 2014. (Map used with permission of AidData).

Russia Is the Biggest Recipient of Chinese Foreign Aid

China has given Moscow $36.6 billion in aid since 2000. The goal? Russian oil.

TOPSHOT - The UN Security Council during an emergency meeting over North Korea's latest nuclear test, on September 4, 2017, at UN Headquarters in New York.
The UN Security Council on Monday opened an emergency meeting to agree to a response to North Korea's sixth and most powerful nuclear test, as calls mounted for a new raft of tough sanctions to be imposed on Pyongyang. / AFP PHOTO / KENA BETANCUR        (Photo credit should read KENA BETANCUR/AFP/Getty Images)

U.N. Security Council Members Are More Likely to Receive World Bank Loans

A study shows that World Bank aid is vulnerable to geopolitical influence.

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Foreign-Policy Uber Report Targets State Department Overhaul

Most foreign-policy experts agree the former oilman is doing his job wrong.

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Senate Panel Rejects Trump Plan for Cutting Foreign Assistance

Lawmakers also push back on Tillerson’s plans to reshape State Department.

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Senate Committee Votes Against Administration on Anti-Abortion Global Gag Rule

The surprise move is a direct repudiation of Trump’s approach to foreign aid and reproductive rights.

A Syrian family break their fasting on June 16, 2017, in the centre of Diyarbakir, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan.  / AFP PHOTO / ILYAS AKENGIN        (Photo credit should read ILYAS AKENGIN/AFP/Getty Images)

Inside Turkey’s NGO Purge

The Turkish government is targeting aid workers with intimidation tactics, inane red tape, and senseless deportations.

BANGKOK - JULY 18:  A nurse prepares the AIDSVAX B/E vaccine for injection July 18, 2002 at the Boon Mee Clinic in Bangkok, Thailand.  Some 2,500 uninfected intravenous drug users  at risk of HIV-1 infection are being tested at 17 different clinics in Bangkok on a volunteer basis during the Phase III trial to determine the efficacy of the vaccine. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)

The Next AIDS Pandemic

Funding cuts to key U.S. programs that support medicine and treatment are coming. And with a booming African population and drug-resistant strains on the rise, the future is grim.

ISLAMABAD, PAKISTAN-OCTOBER 31: USAID blankets being distributed by Mercy Corps are about to be loaded onto trucks at Chaklala airport October 31,2005 in Rawalpindi, Islamabad surrounded by relief goods waiting to be distributed. The current death toll is now believed to be over 55,000 from the South Asian earthquake that happened over 3 weeks ago. Over 3 million people are still without proper shelter and aid organizations including the U.N are warning that thousands could die in remote mountainous regions as Winter approaches. Atleast 1,400 died in Indian-Kashmir. 
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Trump Should Fix Foreign Aid, But Not at the Expense of U.S. Interests

The country's international goals, not arbitrary budget decisions, should motivate its development strategy.

WASHINGTON - MAY 08:  An employee walks outside the World Bank headquarters May 8, 2007 in Washington, DC. Recent reports indicate that the global financial institution may soon resolve controversies surrounding its President Paul Wolfowitz.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

House Bill Would Decimate World Bank Funding

The proposed bill slashes more than half a billion dollars, or almost half of U.S. funding for the organization.

A general view shows a Sudanes worker sitting on the USA flagged bulk carrier, Liberty Glory, docked in Port Sudan on October 17, 2016 as the World Food Programme delivers US aid.   
 / AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY        (Photo credit should read ASHRAF SHAZLY/AFP/Getty Images)

Foreign Aid Is About U.S. Interests

The Marshall Plan was always in America's national security interest.

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Congress Set to Grill Rex Tillerson on Massive Budget Cuts to His Own Department

Democratic lawmakers plan to “come out swinging” in Tillerson’s testimonies.

View inside a looted supermarket in Capacho, Tachira state, Venezuela, on May 17, 2017. 
Venezuela's government said Wednesday it was sending troops to a western region rocked by looting and attacks against security installations during a wave of anti-government protests. / AFP PHOTO / George Castellanos        (Photo credit should read GEORGE CASTELLANOS/AFP/Getty Images)

Venezuela’s Road to Disaster Is Littered With Chinese Cash

Politicized loans left the socialist South American country trapped under a mountain of Chinese debt — but now others want to sign up for Beijing's "generosity."

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