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AID Has Never Been a Better Investment

Perry Yeatman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Perry Yeatman

At Davos last week, I left discussions feeling inspiring by aid again. While our problems are huge, and I honestly think the world is in the most precarious position of my lifetime, I felt that at least this area was in good hands.

Colombian Vice President Garzon: Good Words, but Not Yet Deeds

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Haugaard

This week, Garzón meets with Vice President Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and many members of Congress. Let's hope that our policymakers strategically press for real, sustained improvements in human rights.

A New Challenge for a New Country: Southern Sudan and Returnee Communities

David Weiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
David Weiss

The most high profile event in Africa is taking place just several hundred miles north of me, in southern Sudan, where the world's one hundred and ninety third country looks likely soon to be created.

A New Chapter in Southern Sudan

Larry Garber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Larry Garber

Even as few doubt the outcome of South Sudan's referendum, the population has projected a profound collective dignity, reflecting an awareness of the enormity of the step just taken and the challenges that lie ahead.

Doing Things Differently in Haiti

Mark Feierstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Mark Feierstein

Despite the best of intentions, years of international generosity had failed to transform Haiti into a prosperous country. But today, we are doing things differently.

A Bipartisan Strategy for Sharpening U.S. Foreign Aid

Rich Tafel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rich Tafel

Bring a butcher knife to U.S. foreign aid? Not a good idea. But sharpen it? Yes. Let's make it a double-edged sword and address America's economic health and security.

Not enough colère against cholera

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jane Regan

Now they are saying we have 3,481 killed by cholera. It is doubtless many more... But in any case, these are just numbers to newspaper readers and ra...

"Ayiti Kale Je" Video Offers Fearless Look at Haiti's Christmas Cholera

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

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On Charities: Is Microscopic Overhead a True Measure of Effectiveness?

Richard Walden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Richard Walden

What does it mean when a charity with few employees and modest income reports one billion dollars in revenue? What more ought a donor know about the charity beyond its numbers?

Keep the U.S. Response to Global Humanitarian Disasters Impartial

Samuel A. Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Samuel A. Worthington

The QDDR contains many positive elements. The InterAction community is hopeful that it will lead to greater collaboration between USAID and the Department of State to enable the U.S. to respond effectively to humanitarian emergencies and the needs of vulnerable people.

Prevention Should Be at Heart of Clinton's Reforms

Lawrence Woocher | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lawrence Woocher

The QDDR must not only succeed in instilling greater attention to fragile states, but also in shifting the dominant crisis-driven culture toward one that embraces prevention.

Hillary Clinton, Madame X & Rajiv Shah Release QDDR

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Steve Clemons

I will be writing more soon about the just released Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review, the first ever -- but wanted to post this video of...

"Miami Rice": The Business of Disaster in Haiti

Beverly Bell | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Beverly Bell

What is at stake in Haiti? What interests underlie the grab for power in the country? One answer is the large amount of aid and development dollars that are circulating.

Disappearances in Colombia on a Scale Never Imagined

Lisa Haugaard | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Haugaard

From Colombia's streets and fields, every week, people are still disappearing.

One Year On for Alan Gross

John McAuliff | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John McAuliff

President Obama has not faced up to the fundamental issue of whether the US is prepared to deal with Cuba with the mutual respect he aspires to in other parts of the world

Public Diplomacy: "Out" for the U.S., "In" Overseas?

John Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Brown

China and India's public diplomacy activities have grown extensively in our new century, even as the United States is seemingly abandoning the foreign policy tool.

New Prevention Advances: Can We Now Imagine a World Without AIDS?

Jeffrey L. Sturchio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Jeffrey L. Sturchio

Because the science is so promising, we urge everyone -- from scientists to policymakers to the public -- to use World AIDS Day on December 1 as a catalyst to build on recent groundbreaking advances.

Why the West Is Losing the Pacific to China, the Arab League, and Just About Everyone Else

Cleo Paskal | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Cleo Paskal

Nuku'alofa, Kingdom of Tonga. The small South Pacific country of the Kingdom of Tonga has been busy. In a two-week period around the start of Septembe...

CDC Says Haiti's Cholera Due to "One Event"

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

SAINT-MARC, HAITI-- OCTOBER 25, 2010-Evca Dormevil, 5, of Grande-Saline Douin rests on a cot with tear streaked cheeks as she receives fluids throug...

Clinton Seeks Revamp Of Foreign Aid

AP | MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to reorganize the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development to...

Tea Party Defense Guidelines

Lorelei Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lorelei Kelly

The Defense Department should be red meat for the Tea Party. The best thing new Tea Party-elects can do for veterans will be to stop our unaudited spending and unaccountable behavior in that realm.

Haiti - What "work" are the "cash-for-work" programs really doing?

Jane Regan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jane Regan

"As Haiti suffers, the world dozes," remarked a recent Washington Post editorial. But not everyone is dozing... All across Haiti, humanitarian agen...

Join Us in Integrated Approach to Build The New Haiti

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Léogâne, Haiti. I am perhaps the most excited I have been in my entire life as I prepare to move to Haiti next month. Ten months after the earthqu...

A Tectonic Shift at State and USAID?

Tara Sonenshine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tara Sonenshine

The time is ripe for a renewed commitment to a coordinated, comprehensive and coherent partnership between the agencies of the U.S. government to build stronger, more robust societies

Playing for Keeps: Students Who Rock Hunger

Dan Silverstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dan Silverstein

Last week, as Midnight Madness showcased college basketball players with visions of massive wealth and self-indulgence written all over their face...