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Foreign aid news and analysis from The Nation
March 23, 2018
Why British Conservatives Are Salivating Over the Oxfam Scandal
The Oxfam scandal is a moment of reckoning for the aid sector, but it also gives Tories a plum opportunity to undermine a critical voice.
Helen C. Epstein
January 24, 2018
Trump’s Move to Slash Aid for Palestinian Refugees Will Lead to Tragedy
Palestinians will suffer the most from the cuts to UNRWA, but the whole region will feel the consequences.
October 30, 2017
Meet the Legal Theorists Behind the Financial Takeover of Puerto Rico
Two lawyers argue that the feds should impose “dictatorships for democracy” on cities and government bodies in fiscal crisis.
July 17, 2017
Trump’s Foreign-Policy Meltdown
Undermining confidence and alienating allies, Trump has already undone years of American diplomacy.
Alfred W. McCoy
March 1, 2017
How Wealthy Donors Drive Aggressive Foreign Policy
As the influence of high-dollar donors grows, so too will our bellicosity.
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February 2, 2017
How the US Tests Out Some of Its Most Oppressive Domestic Policies on the World
From reproductive rights to incarceration, the rest of the globe has been a laboratory for some of our country’s worst policies.
January 23, 2017
Trump’s Anti-Abortion Order Is Actually Likely to Increase Abortions
The reinstatement of the “Global Gag Rule” means poor women in foreign countries will have narrower access to contraception and other health-care services.
January 9, 2017
Trump Could Be the Most Hostile American President the UN Has Ever Faced
Plus, there’s a Republican-led Congress itching to diminish the role of the organization and bankrupt many of its programs.
June 23, 2016
What Is the US Military Trying to Hide About Its Missions in Africa?
The US military has underplayed its missions in Africa by massaging its numbers in testimony to Congress.
June 21, 2016
The Diplomats’ Revolt on Syria
Dozens of American diplomats are calling for strikes against the Assad regime, but they offer no endgame.