Democrats Push Biden to Ramp Up Spending on Diplomacy and Aid
A $12 billion funding boost aims to reverse some of the Trump damage.
A Fight Over a Trump Official Could Block Aid to Latin America
The largest provider of urgently needed aid is up for a bigger budget, but some Democrats first want to remove its Trump-nominated head.
The Biden Administration Should Prevent an ‘Atrocity Famine’ in Yemen
After declaring an end to U.S. support for the Saudi-led offensive, there is more the president can do.
‘People Are Scared’: U.S. Officials in Africa Fight a Resurgent COVID-19
As a new variant of the coronavirus spreads across southern Africa, U.S. aid officials are worried about health care—and a lack of guidance from Washington.
Trump Mounts Last-Minute Attempt to Starve Funding for Foreign Aid, Global Vaccine Efforts
But congressional sources say it’s highly unlikely lawmakers will cut billions of dollars of already appropriated funding.
USAID Chief Plans to Block Last-Minute Push to Add Trump Loyalists
Trump administration appointees at the U.S. Agency for International Development planned to use their final days in power to install allies who would help promote a conservative social agenda.
Biden Names Former U.N. Envoy to Head USAID, Beefs Up Asia Staff
Samantha Power, a former U.S. ambassador to the U.N., will seek to revive a troubled agency, while Obama-era veterans Kurt Campbell and Ely Ratner get top Asia jobs.
Personnel Cuts Leave USAID With Skeleton Crew to Monitor Nearly $1 Billion of Aid Programs in Iraq
After a drawdown of staff at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad earlier this year, the Trump administration ordered another cut in response to threats from Iran.
Afghans, Under Fire for Corruption, Accuse Donors of Hypocrisy
Much of the donor money to Afghanistan is lost to fraud and abuse, in part by Western companies.
Controversial Trump USAID Appointee Returns from Absence
While seasoned federal officials are being fired, Trump’s loyalists are coming back, threatening fresh tensions between the outgoing administration and Congress.
Biden Eyes Humanitarian Experts to Lead U.S. Agency for International Development
The next USAID chief will grapple with a pandemic, galloping food insecurity, and allegations of chronic mismanagement under Trump.
Cameroon’s Government Is Deceiving the West While Diverting Foreign Aid
Paul Biya’s regime is ignoring the battle against Boko Haram and the Islamic State and using foreign counterterrorism assistance to fund its brutal repression of citizens with legitimate grievances.
Peacekeeping Missions and a Marshall Plan Won’t Save Mali
The country needs stronger institutions to bolster public confidence in the democratic system. The international community can help.
Trump USAID Appointee Takes Sudden Absence After Controversial Tenure
Employees at the agency had criticized Pete Marocco for mismanagement.
Trump Officials Seek to Push Social Conservative Values in International Agreements
The U.S. administration exports anti-abortion policies abroad and strips international agreements of references to “sexual orientation” and “gender identities.”
The Huawei Ban Could Crush U.S. Overseas Aid Efforts
A new law meant to keep Chinese telecoms out of American networks threatens to make life impossible for diplomats, aid workers, and the military across much of Africa and Asia.
Trump Appointee Takes ‘Slash and Burn’ Approach to Key USAID Bureau
Peter Marocco, after tumultuous tours at Pentagon and State, is stopping the agency’s newest division in its tracks, critics claim.
Big Brother Turns Its Eye on Refugees
Biometrics have crept into humanitarian aid, but the systems may disadvantage women who need help most.