With foreign aid on the chopping block, it’s important for Americans to understand how it works, who benefits from it and how U.S. contributions stack up.
By Joannie Tremblay-Boire for The Conversation
In the 15 years since the U.S. went into Afghanistan, $1.5 billion has been spent to develop women’s rights in the country. But even with significant improvements, there remain many hardships, including domestic violence and the lack of educational opportunity.
By PBS NewsHour
In interviews with self-described Republicans ages 18 to 25, seven of whom attend college or vote in Ohio, voters said they gravitated toward the Republican party because of economic concerns.
By Daniel Moritz-Rabson
In our news wrap Friday, the White House confirmed that U.S. airstrikes against Taliban targets in Afghanistan will expand, and that American troops will join Afghan units on more missions -- though the U.S. will not be assuming direct combat…
By PBS NewsHour
By Gregory Clark
In designing aid, there's a natural tendency to address immediate needs, economic historian Gregory Clark tells Paul Solman in the fifth and final part of their conversation about his 2007 book, "A Farewell to Alms." But without economic growth first,…
Providing financial stability to countries around the world is a powerful tool for the U.S. in international relations, says IMF head Christine Lagarde. The U.S. congress missed an opportunity to build a more stable, more solid institution by limiting IMF…
Simon Johnson doesn't think Ukraine's problems can be solved with more money, and he doesn't want to see IMF reforms tied so closely to Ukraine's aid package.
Rep. Granger: Cuts to Foreign Aid Painful But Necessary…
Calls for belt tightening and budget slashing abound on Capitol Hill as members of Congress debate not one but two contentious spending measures -- government spending for the remainder of financial year 2011 and the president's budget proposal for 2012.
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