Northern Iraq May Be Free, but the South Is Seething
The world has focused on rebuilding the country’s north after defeating the Islamic State while ignoring festering resentment and poverty in Basra.
Remember South Sudan? Washington Would Prefer Not to
Its freedom fighters have turned into brutal oppressors, and it is near to becoming another failed state, despondent U.S. supporters say.
The Taming of the Palestinian Authority
Israeli influence over Palestinian finances has driven a wedge between PA leaders and their supporters.
Chinese Aid and Investment Are Good for Africa
Increased interest in the continent’s real estate and resources will enhance the bargaining power of governments there—but they need to bargain for the right things.
Jordan Can’t Keep Up Its Double Game
By urging self-reliance at home while demanding aid from abroad, Amman has painted itself into a corner.
Trump Blinks, and Egypt’s Sisi Wins
By giving in on aid, Washington just lost its leverage in Cairo.
Somalia Is a Country Without an Army
The United Nations and foreign powers claim they are dedicated to building up the Somali National Army. Instead, they have become complicit in its dysfunction.
Democracies Need a Little Help From Their Friends
The war against foreign-funded NGOs — from India to Israel — is harming democratic governance, not enhancing it.
The United States Has Not Lost Lebanon
Despite Hezbollah's strong election showing, American policies are working and Washington must stay the course.
Nikki Haley’s Loyalty Test Backfires
The U.S. ambassador’s threat to punish states for voting against the U.S. at the U.N. didn’t work out so well.
Foreign Aid Makes America Safer
Critics of overseas development assistance say it's a waste. The evidence shows that investments in public health enhance stability and security.
Haley: Vote With U.S. at U.N. or We’ll Cut Your Aid
In a proposed aid overhaul, Nikki Haley embraces an “America first” foreign policy.
Senator Raises Alarm Bells on Diversity at U.S. Foreign Aid Agency
New leadership at Millennium Challenge Corporation comes under scrutiny after “disturbing” comments by a senior official and concerns over Trump’s pick to head the agency.
Don’t Make African Nations Borrow Money to Support Refugees
Poor countries have borne the brunt of the refugee crisis. Tanzania’s refusal to bear the cost of a new U.N. program is a warning to the West.
The Post-Islamic State Marshall Plan That Never Was
The $30 billion pledged toward reconstruction in Iraq was more than some expected, but still short of the total needed to rebuild the country.
U.S. Withholds Millions of Dollars in Promised Palestinian Food Aid
The U.N. relief agency has been left with millions in unpaid bills.
The Crime of Gender Inequality in Global Health
There’s no way we’ll be able to grapple with the coming health crises unless we fix the gaping problem of women’s empowerment in global health.
Treasury Takes Aim at Global Food Security Program
The Trump administration wants to dismantle another Obama-era development program.
Russia Is the Biggest Recipient of Chinese Foreign Aid
China has given Moscow $36.6 billion in aid since 2000. The goal? Russian oil.