Foreign Aid

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 - 06:25
U. S. Presidents will sometimes scheme to preserve a legacy, but the media is strangely silent on the Obama administration's latest move in Haiti. With little fanfare from our shores, Kenneth Merten was appointed as the Haiti Special Coordinator in August 2015. Merten served as the United States Ambassador to Haiti from 2009 to July 2012.
Wednesday, September 23, 2015 - 06:24
The United States has disclosed that it has paid US$1.3 billion for humanitarian assistant in South Sudan since the beginning of the civil war in December 2013.
Friday, September 18, 2015 - 06:39
Nearly all Western humanitarian organizations have been blocked from operating in separatist-controlled parts of eastern Ukraine for close to two months, and they fear that unless the situation is reversed, civilians could lose access to critical assistance when winter sets in.
Friday, September 4, 2015 - 06:16
Facing serious crises in the Middle East and beyond, Washington is again turning to foreign aid to help advance urgent short-term security and political priorities.
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - 06:44
A discussion on the ramifications of the unanimous vote by the "Caspian 5" to no longer allow any foreign military presence in the Caspian region.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 06:47
Money spent by the United States on future operations will not be overseen by a special inspector general. A new inspector general for the United States military mission in Afghanistan, led by the Defense Department, has been created.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015 - 06:29
As a massive scandal involving corruption by the administration of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez envelops this impoverished Central American country, a group of 21 Democratic members of the U.S. House of Representatives have sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry calling for the suspension of projected U.S. aid to Honduran police.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:50
Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador—which make up Central America’s Northern Triangle region—are three of the most dangerous countries in the world. Drug cartels increasingly target children, often giving them the option to join gangs or be killed. With such dire choices, many children have no option but to flee their home countries.
Wednesday, August 19, 2015 - 07:05
U.S. Navy physicians have provided free medical and dental treatment, including surgeries, to tens of thousands of people in remote areas of Latin America and the Caribbean thanks to the Continuing Promise 2015 (CP-15) humanitarian mission, sponsored by the United States Southern Command (SOUTHCOM).
Monday, August 17, 2015 - 11:30
With the US engagement in Afghanistan reducing, an American scholar sees Washington’s aid level and pattern for Pakistan changing. Pakistan and the United States will now be more focused on trade rather than aid.