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.
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.
Foreign-Policy Uber Report Targets State Department Overhaul
Most foreign-policy experts agree the former oilman is doing his job wrong.
Senate Panel Rejects Trump Plan for Cutting Foreign Assistance
Lawmakers also push back on Tillerson’s plans to reshape State Department.
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.
Report: U.S. Ranks Near Bottom in Commitment to Global Development
And it could drop even further under Trump.