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Why the Resignation of Otto Pérez Molina Matters for U.S. Policy towards Guatemala

Laura Weiss | Posted 09.08.2015 | Politics
Laura Weiss

Congress is still debating Obama's proposed $1 billion aid package to Central America. In the past years, the majority of funding to Central America, allocated through the Central America Regional Security Initiative, has mainly focused on the drug war and fighting gangs.

Despite Grave Human Rights Abuses in Mexico, State Department Aid Keeps Flowing

Laura Weiss | Posted 07.23.2015 | Politics
Laura Weiss

The United States State Department recently released their 2014 Human Rights Report. The latest report describes grave human rights conditions in Mexico, including abuses committed by government agents, use of torture, poorly investigated disappearances, and widespread impunity.

Eagle Adrift in the Middle East: When Democracy and National Security Are Two Sides of the Same Coin -- and Democracy Loses

Dalia F. Fahmy, PhD | Posted 06.09.2015 | Politics
Dalia F. Fahmy, PhD

Last week U.S. President Barack Obama informed Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al Sisi that the military aid that was previously put on hold in the wake of the 2013 military takeover that removed Egypt's first democratically elected president, Mohammed Morsi, would be reinstated.

Why It Would Be a Big Mistake for the U.S. to Cut Aid to Egypt

Ahmed Zewail | Posted 01.05.2015 | World
Ahmed Zewail

The so-called Arab Spring has proved that the fall of a Mubarak-like presidency does not mean the immediate rise of democracy. In spite of this, I am confident that Egypt will not return to an authoritarian governing system again, and that with some time, it will achieve its democratic goals.

U.S. May Speed Up Aid To Iraq Despite Billions Already Spent

Reuters | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

By Arshad Mohammed and Missy Ryan WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The United States may accelerate U.S. economic and military aid to Ir...

Some of Israel's Top Defenders Say It's Time to End U.S. Aid

The Daily Beast | Eli Lake | Posted 07.18.2014 | Politics

Israel’s economy is booming. So why is the United States still giving it $3.1 billion a year? That’s the question on the minds of some of Israel...

Sophia Jones

Democracy In Egypt Not Actually That Important To U.S., Analysts Say | Sophia Jones | Posted 04.24.2014 | World

CAIRO -- After months of icy relations between the United States and Egypt, the Obama administration announced on Tuesday that it's resuming partial m...

State Department: Egypt Is Cleared For U.S. Military Aid

AP | By BRADLEY KLAPPER | Posted 06.22.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration said Tuesday it has certified that Egypt is upholding its 35-year-old peace treaty with Israel and theref...

Don't Forget Gaza

Robert Turner | Posted 05.14.2014 | Impact
Robert Turner

It is impossible not to be touched by the apocalyptic scenes emerging from the Palestinian refugee camp of Yarmouk in Damascus. But the cameras, and the donors, seem to have moved on.

Out of the Shadows

John Bridgeland | Posted 04.16.2014 | Impact
John Bridgeland

Those with intellectual and developmental disabilities number in the hundreds of millions, yet they too often live in the shadows of society. Subject to stigma, prejudice, shame, and abuse, they are often denied access to food, school, health care, and social integration.

U.S. Gives $75 Million More In Aid To Palestinians

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BETHLEHEM, West Bank — BETHLEHEM, West Bank (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the United State will provide an additional $75 mil...

Here's What The Egyptian Military Has Been Buying With Your Tax Dollars

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie and Nick Wing | Posted 08.20.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the number of civilian protesters killed in clashes with Egyptian military forces continued to climb this week, members of Congress b...

$300 Billion In U.S. Aid Later, Proof You Can't Buy Stability In The Middle East

Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

The U.S. has sent almost $300 billion in military and economic aid to troubled Middle East and Central Asian countries over the past six decades up to...

Can a Threat to Cut Aid Save Egypt?

Richard Klass | Posted 10.18.2013 | Politics
Richard Klass

It may be too late to save Egypt. Only an intelligent use of military aid suspension has any hope of reversing the slide into an abyss.

U.S. Ramps Up Syria Aid

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | World

WASHINGTON, Aug 7 (Reuters) - The United States is providing $195 million more in food and humanitarian aid to Syria to mark the end of Ramadan for ...

Joshua Hersh

Egyptians To U.S.: Keep Your Money | Joshua Hersh | Posted 08.07.2013 | World

CAIRO -- On the day after a routine press conference turned two U.S. senators into pariahs in the local media, ordinary Egyptians, who have been deepl...

Why Does The U.S. Still Give Millions Of Dollars In Aid To China

Foreign Policy | Isaac Stone Fish | Posted 07.15.2013 | World

The United States provided $28.3 million in foreign assistance and funding programs to China via USAID and the State Department in 2012, according to ...

U.S. Aid to Egypt: Let Them Eat F-16s

Barry Lando | Posted 09.11.2013 | World
Barry Lando

There is something almost obscene about the announcement out of Washington that the U.S. is going ahead with plans to deliver more sophisticated military equipment to Egypt, despite the military coup that overthrew President Mohammed Morsi.

Has Obama-Kerry Charm Offensive to Israel Failed?

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 08.12.2013 | World
Daoud Kuttab

U.S. interests in the region are not limited to Israel. A time will come when Americans will wake up to this simple fact. The sooner they do the better it will be for all concerned.

Bono To Urge U.S. Politicians Not To Cut Aid Programs

Reuters | Posted 01.12.2013 | Impact

By Lesley Wroughton WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Irish rocker and anti-poverty campaigner Bono will appeal to Democrats and Republic...

Cutting Off Aid to Arab World Hurts U.S. Business

Mehrunisa Qayyum | Posted 11.25.2012 | World
Mehrunisa Qayyum

It would seem reasonable for a government to take a step back from aid pledges to other governments when an international incident involves American deaths. However, discontinuing aid might not make pragmatic sense when considering all of our interests.

Yemen To Receive Additional $52 Million In US Aid

AP | Posted 06.21.2012 | World

SANAA, Yemen -- A top U.S. aid official says the United States plans to give Yemen an additional $52 million in aid for areas hit hard by Yemen's war ...

US Allocates $40 Million For Syria Victims

AP | Posted 07.10.2012 | World

AMMAN, Jordan — A U.S. State Department official responsible for refugees says Washington has allocated $40 million to assist relief organizatio...

Saki Knafo

Scientists Link Famine In Somalia To Global Warming | Saki Knafo | Posted 10.19.2011 | World

As millions of people struggle to survive a famine in East Africa, it’s hard not to ask whether anyone saw this disaster coming. Chris Funk, one of ...

US To Provide $900,000 In Emergency Flood Aid To North Korea

AP | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 10.18.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON -- The United States is providing up to $900,000 in emergency aid to North Korea after recent floods in the impoverished country. The Stat...