Foreign Aid

Foreign Aid: A Confluence of Interests and Ideals
Foreign Aid: A Confluence of Interests and Ideals

Helping nations in need often serves America’s most important interests while burnishing America’s highest ideals.

A Flagging Commitment to Foreign Aid
A Flagging Commitment to Foreign Aid

The downward trend in foreign aid spending by the US government is not a function of the American people losing interest in foreign aid. After all, it has never been popular. More likely, it’s a function of presidents no longer defending foreign aid, explaining it, or connecting it to the national interest.

To Whom Much Is Given: Making a Case for Foreign Aid
To Whom Much Is Given: Making a Case for Foreign Aid

Recent passage of the BUILD Act, which aims to “facilitate market-based private sector development and inclusive economic growth in less developed countries,” presents an ideal opportunity to discuss the thorny issue of foreign aid.

US-Central America Relations: Using Aid as a Foreign Policy Tool Will Backfire
US-Central America Relations: Using Aid as a Foreign Policy Tool Will Backfire

President Trump has threatened to cut financial aid to Honduras and the other Central American nations where migrants originate. This is a bad idea that will backfire.

Pakistan: Pariah or Partner?
Pakistan: Pariah or Partner?

There’s at least one place that likes President Trump so much he’s been awarded a medal for bravery. The honor was bestowed by the people of Logar province, Afghanistan, after he announced that the U.S. would freeze military assistance for Pakistan, due to what he described as a record of “lies and deceit.” The president was right to take this action.

Trump’s Plan to Cut Foreign Aid Will Hurt America’s Interests
Trump’s Plan to Cut Foreign Aid Will Hurt America’s Interests

For America, a foreign policy defined purely by self-interest and without foreign aid has the effect of undermining America’s interests.

Sisi
Supporting Sisi: Coptic Advice on US Aid

In the evolving determination of American interests, is Egypt’s President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi a repackaged pharaoh, or a miracle of God’s favor?