Tag Archives: development aid

How Power Really Works in the 21st Century: Beyond Soft, Hard & Smart

Has the ubiquitous concept of “soft power” outlived its usefulness in international affairs?

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Why the War in Afghanistan Cannot Be Won

Why is the situation in Afghanistan today resembling the quagmire in Vietnam in the 1960s?

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Managing the Recovery of Failing States (Part II)

How much can the international community truly expect from a fragile, post-conflict government?

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Afghanistan: The Way Forward

Why does half of all U.S. assistance to Afghanistan still return to the United States in salaries and profits?

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Ending Burma's Isolation (Part II)

How much aid does the international community give to the people of Burma?

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Tax Fairness and the Developing World

Why should developing countries start focusing on their tax bases?

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First Lehman Brothers, Next Liberia?

Why is continued funding for fragile states still crucial, even in the midst of the financial crisis?

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From Wall Street to Africa — The Money Handlers Come Out on Top

How are Wall Street’s and sub-Saharan Africa’s money handlers similar?

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Cold War Roots of U.S. Economic Problems

How did the U.S. trade policy shift after the Cold War?

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Sovereign Development Funds

What are the consequences of developing economies’ growing influence in the global market?

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