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Countries are too rich to access conventional aid, but they can’t cope by themselves.
Just 50 years ago, Washington was trying to intimidate New Delhi so it could cozy up to Beijing. China’s rise has brought the world’s two largest democracies closer.
For more than 20 years, an obscure U.S. law concealed satellite imagery of Israel’s activities in the occupied territories. Because of an abrupt reversal, satellite technology can now be used to defend Palestinians’ human rights.
The construction of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam has spooked its downstream neighbors, who worry that their access to the Blue Nile’s waters could soon dry up.