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Why Is the United States Letting Its Best Foreign Aid Tool Fall Apart?

As America is blowing billions by using its military as a one-size-fits-all solution for emergencies around the world, USAID is understaffed, underfunded, and on the cusp of crisis.

The South Asia Channel

Afghanistan’s Missing Link: Women Leaders

Afghan women can't be left out of the negotiations concerning the future of Afghanistan. Both President Obama and President Ghani need to address the historic role of the United States in perpetuating the abject status of Afghan women.

Dispatch

Will the new government finally help Nigeria's Boko Haram refugees?

In Nigeria's IDP camps, residents fight over bags of rice and live in constant fear of attack from the surrounding communities. Can the country's newly elected president finally rally the government to their cause?

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Delhi’s New Chief Minister Wants to Radically Democratize Public Spending. Can It Work?

Letting the people dictate the budget is unprecedented for Delhi, but it draws on a quarter-century of other "participatory budgeting" programs in India and around the world.

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Cities Saving States

Nigeria is a mess, but its biggest city is thriving. Can Lagos show other misgoverned countries the way?

Daniel W. Drezner

Is the American economy really like a university?

In his New York Times column today, David Brooks analogizes the government's proper role in the economy to an administration's actual role in a modern ...

Daniel W. Drezner

How to expect the unexpected in a financial crisis

I have a column in the latest issue of Foreign Policy (The Magazine) about some of the unanticipated political, socioeconomic, and cultural effects of the ...

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