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The Real Costs of CIA Cash

John Sifton | Posted 07.21.2013 | World
John Sifton

The twist of the latest CIA cash scandal is not the CIA is handing over wads of U.S. bills to a corrupt president. It is that the CIA has continued to hand over cash for so long, which is not merely unethical but now antithetical to the U.S. government's stated policy goals.

Why the Democratic Republic of Congo Is a Failed State

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 09.22.2012 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Without guaranteeing a sense of belonging and security for all its citizens, Congo should not anticipate or expect any guarantee of peace.

WATCH: Jon Stewart To Author Linda Polman

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Journalist Linda Polman discussed corruption and aid organizations, the topic of her new book, "The Crisis Caravan: What's Wrong With Humanitarian Aid...

U.S. Military Loses Control Of Subcontractor Spending, Warlords Benefit

The Huffington Post Investigative Fund | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

By Nick Schwellenbach and Lagan Sebert This piece is a collaboration between the Huffington Post Investigative Fund and the Center for Public Integr...

Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Messiah of Darkness

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

The history of turning warlords like Hekmatyar to the good has consistently proven to be nothing but bad for the Afghan people It's not everyday th...

CIA Pays Off Another Afghan Despot, Hopes for the Best

Allison Kilkenny | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Allison Kilkenny

It appears as though the CIA is -- yet again -- employing the good ol' "The Enemy of My Enemy is The Guy Who Screws Me In The End" foreign policy doctrine.

Italy Hosts Child Soldiers Symposium

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

With the changing nature of armed conflict, the impact of war on children and young people has become more brutal than ever.