Foreign Aid

Wednesday, December 2, 2015 - 06:39
Chinese aid is different from Western aid: It is unconditional, meaning it comes with no strings attached.
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.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015 - 06:56
U.S. support both bolsters an emerging Ukrainian democracy and demonstrates a willingness to assist vulnerable allies. This is an opportunity for the U.S. to exercise leadership in a region of strategic and historic importance.
Monday, November 23, 2015 - 07:10
Turkmenistan's government has told the United States that it doesn't need help in protecting its border with Afghanistan, a senior American diplomat has said.
Wednesday, November 18, 2015 - 06:11
A Democratic senator is pressing for an audit of the Pentagon after a task force spent $43 million to build a compressed natural gas station in Afghanistan.
Monday, November 16, 2015 - 06:24
Secretary of State John Kerry announced on Friday that the United States would extend an additional $500 million in loan guarantees to Tunisia, increasing American investment in a country that is working on a transition to democracy.
Friday, November 13, 2015 - 07:00
Verkhovna Rada Chairman Volodymyr Groysman and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Jacob J. Lew have met in Kyiv and discussed further economic cooperation between their two states.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:51
The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has given the DOD 48 hours to turn over its files on a controversial task force that may have misspent millions in Afghanistan.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:39
On Tuesday, the Senate voted on a new, $5 billion slimmer version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that just breezed through the House. With its passage, the Pentagon’s foreign military aid budget will rise for yet another year.
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 06:24
A U.S. official detailed a $1 billion aid plan for Central America Wednesday focused mainly on Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala -- violence-wracked countries of origin for many unauthorized migrants trying to enter the United States.