Foreign aid

The 10 Steps Biden Can Take to Promote Peace

The 10 Steps Biden Can Take to Promote Peace The 10 Steps Biden Can Take to Promote Peace

Biden wants America to lead “by the power of our example.” Here’s how he can start.

Feb 2, 2021 / William Astore

A woman holds the leg of an officer arresting her

Debt Relief for Tyrants Is a Terrible Idea Debt Relief for Tyrants Is a Terrible Idea

Bernie Sanders and Ilhan Omar want to cancel the debts of the world’s poorest countries. In some cases, that’s a big mistake.

Jun 3, 2020 / Helen C. Epstein

For Refugee Camps, Covid-19 Is a Death Sentence

For Refugee Camps, Covid-19 Is a Death Sentence For Refugee Camps, Covid-19 Is a Death Sentence

So why did Trump propose a 35 percent cut in US aid to global health programs in February?

Apr 7, 2020 / no-paywall / Sasha Abramsky

Canaan Haiti

Can Haiti Rise From the Ashes? 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 sign...

Jan 10, 2020 / James North

Honduras Protest Hernandez Resign

Hondurans Are Fighting for a Future Against the US-Supported Dictatorship 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.

Oct 8, 2019 / Laura Carlsen

Kenya LGBT

How the US Shapes Queer Activism in Liberia How the US Shapes Queer Activism in Liberia

Outsiders have both helped and harmed Liberia’s LGBT community.

Jun 21, 2019 / Reclaiming Stonewall / Robbie Corey-Boulet

Women protest global gag rule

Trump’s Global Gag Rule Is Making It Harder to Fight the AIDS Crisis 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.

Mar 25, 2019 / Michelle Chen

Israeli Extremists

Israeli Extremists Are Making a Comeback—With the Help of US Tax Dollars 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.

Feb 26, 2019 / Mairav Zonszein

Freeland and Mogherini at the Women Foreign Ministers Meeting

Canada’s ‘Feminist’ Foreign Aid Is a Fraud Canada’s ‘Feminist’ Foreign Aid Is a Fraud

Women’s empowerment is never just an economic issue; it’s always a political issue, too.

Feb 11, 2019 / Rafia Zakaria

Honduran Refugees in Guatemala

If Trump Wants to Curb Migration, He Shouldn’t Cut Foreign Aid 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.

Dec 12, 2018 / Eileen Grench

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