Foreign Aid

Monday, September 11, 2017 - 06:37
This essay cites an article using SAM's security assistance data to argue that the United States should reverse its traditional approach on counterterrorism, counterinsurgency and U.S. foreign policy.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06

The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hear testimony concerning current approaches to U.S. aid and how to better these policies through partnerships with the private sector.

Friday, April 22, 2016 - 11:07

This hearing in the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will cover the State Department's FY 2017 budget, with witness from the bureaus of Democracy, Human Rights, And Labor, Western Hemisphere Affairs, and Latin America And Caribbean. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2016 - 06:46
China has offered the Afghanistan army expanded military aid to combat the Taliban, according to the Afghan Defense Ministry, a move that reflects Beijing’s readiness to deepen its engagement with the war-torn country.
Tuesday, March 8, 2016 - 06:30
Last month, the Obama administration released its 2017 budget proposal, including thousands of pages on the nearly $600 billion request for the Pentagon. But what isn’t included in that massive budget is a comprehensive country-level breakdown of the $10 billion or so in foreign military aid the Pentagon administers every year, euphemistically referred to as Building Partner Capacity.
Monday, February 22, 2016 - 13:25

The House Foreign Affairs Committee is hosting a hearing on the newly released Fiscal Year 2017 Foireign Affairs budget with witness Secretary of State John Kerry to testify in front of the committee.

Thursday, January 14, 2016 - 13:59

Hearing to receive testimony on oversight of Task Force for Business and Stability Operations projects in Afghanistan.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 - 06:14
Villagers believed that the projects would not have been allowed to take place without the Taliban’s approval, and so their support for the Taliban, rather than for the United States or the Afghan government, actually increased because of the aid.
Friday, November 27, 2015 - 08:53

On October 22, Ambassador Kurt Volker, Director of the McCain Institute, led a debate, asking the question, “Should U.S. Foreign Assistance be Tied to Human Rights?” The focus of the event touched broadly on a range of U.S. assistance and sought to determine what role human rights considerations should play in cutting off or releasing that assistance.