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Foreign aid news and analysis from The Nation
January 10, 2020
Can Haiti Rise From the Ashes?
Over the past decade Haitians have suffered a devastating earthquake, a failed reconstruction effort, and chronic political corruption. But resistance continues, and there are signs of hope.
October 8, 2019
Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship
A new broad-based coalition including unions, professionals, students, feminists, farmers, and opposition parties is forging a sustained campaign of resistance.
June 21, 2019
How the US Shapes Queer Activism in Liberia
Outsiders have both helped and harmed Liberia’s LGBT community.
March 25, 2019
Trump’s Global Gag Rule Is Making It Harder to Fight the AIDS Crisis
The Trump administration says it is leading the global fight against HIV and AIDS—and then shoots itself in the foot.
February 26, 2019
Israeli Extremists Are Making a Comeback—With the Help of US Tax Dollars
American nonprofits have funneled money to Meir Kahane’s followers, who now have a chance to enter the Knesset.
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February 11, 2019
Canada’s ‘Feminist’ Foreign Aid Is a Fraud
Women’s empowerment is never just an economic issue; it’s always a political issue, too.
December 12, 2018
If Trump Wants to Curb Migration, He Shouldn’t Cut Foreign Aid
Dita has been deported three times back to El Salvador. Now a USAID-funded organization gives her hope that she can thrive in her own country.
August 30, 2018
Can Bobi Wine Unite Uganda and Bring Down a Dictator?
The Ugandan regime has good reason to fear the 36-year-old musician and parliamentarian.
Helen C. Epstein
July 20, 2018
The US Turns a Blind Eye to Uganda’s Assault on Democracy
For decades, dictator Yoweri Museveni has been a stalwart ally of the US military, while oppressing his own people.
Helen C. Epstein
May 22, 2018
How Did the United States Abandon Diplomacy?
Trump’s disregard for internationalism is destroying the American diplomatic tradition.