Foreign Aid

Argument

The Cure for Ebola Is Accountability

Africa's Ebola outbreak isn't just a health care problem. It's also about a crisis of governance.

Blair Glencorse |

Argument

The One Place Where Washington Can Make a Difference

Burma's democratic transition is running off the rails. Obama and Kerry can help to bring it back on track.

Stephen Gray |

Argument

Why Haiti Needs a National Dialogue

Four years after a devastating earthquake, Haiti remains a mess. It's time to bring Haitians from all walks of life into a national conversation about the country's future.

Clare Lockhart |

Argument

Operation Lifeline Syria

Why the international community could be on the cusp of a humanitarian breakthrough in the Syrian conflict.

Madeleine Albright |

Argument

One Insurgent at a Time

How Alcoholics Anonymous can fix Obama's counterterrorism strategy.

Whitney Kassel |

Argument

To Save Lives, or Not to Save Lives

The U.N. is debating whether it can legally defy Bashar al-Assad and deliver aid across Syria's borders. Meanwhile, millions of people are suffering.

Rachel Brandenburg |

Report

Terror Money Crackdown Also Complicates Life for Ordinary Somali-Americans

Rules designed to thwart criminals also disrupt immigrants sending money home.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

In the Wake of Mass Murder

A former aid worker remembers the silence, pain, and foreboding of Rwanda -- just after the 1994 genocide.

John Norris |

Argument

How the U.S. Can Help North Africa's Democracy Champion

Tunisia has made it farther down the road to democracy than any other Arab Spring country. That means that it deserves hands-on support from the West -- sooner rather than later.

Isobel Coleman |

Argument

Another Kind of Surge

How the United States can pull Sudan and South Sudan back from the brink of disaster.

John Prendergast |

Report

After the Revolution

Ukraine's new leaders took down a president. Can they rebuild their country?

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Foreign Staid

State and USAID need an overhaul, but you won't hear it from Obama.

Daniel Serwer |

Argument

Goodbye to All That

If American nation-building is dead, what nation remains at home?

James Traub |

Argument

Aid Amnesia

Jeffrey Sachs has gone down the rabbit hole on the aid debate. He doesn't even remember what it was all about.

William Easterly |

Argument

The Case for Aid

It's become fashionable to argue that foreign aid doesn't make a difference. Here’s why the critics couldn't be more wrong.

Jeffrey Sachs |

Report

Cut Short

The latest threat to international peacekeeping is political warfare in Washington.

Michel Gabaudan |

Argument

Something Rotten in the State of Denmark

How one of the world’s major shipping companies is hindering the fight against world hunger.

John Norris |

Argument

America Is Not the Grinch

Sorry, haters, when it comes to foreign aid -- of all sorts -- the United States is far and away the most generous nation on Earth.

John Norris |

Terms of Engagement

The Autocrat's Emergency Bailout Fund

Are billions of dollars from Russia and the Gulf really worse than Western assistance?

James Traub |

Argument

Misunderestimating Corruption

Why sleaze is so hard to calculate.

Peter Murrell |

Argument

Rebels, Inc.

For Syria's armed opposition, business has become the key to survival. Unfortunately, that doesn't always mean fighting Assad.

Malik Al-Abdeh |

Argument

Why Is China Giving the Philippines the Cold Shoulder?

Embroiled in a nasty legal fight over the South China Sea, Beijing is putting Manila on notice -- even in the midst of tragedy.

David Bosco |

Terms of Engagement

Washington’s Kid Gloves and Egypt’s Fist

Why has the Obama administration given up on speaking truth to the military rulers in Cairo?

James Traub |

Investigation

Scuttled at Sea

How maritime unions sunk America’s food aid reform.

Sasha Chavkin |

Dispatch

The Last Refugee Camp

Could the world's go-to strategy of warehousing the displaced finally be changing? 

Nicholas Seeley |

Feature

So Crazy It Just Might Work

Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?

Elias Groll |

Argument

Assad's War of Starvation

The Syrian regime is blocking delivery of vital food, medical, and humanitarian aid. And with winter coming, thousands of lives hang in the balance.

John F. Kerry |

Reality Check

The Shrinking

Why the Middle East is less and less important for the United States.

Aaron David Miller |

Dispatch

Desert Fury

Is the Egyptian military's scorched-earth campaign in Sinai just creating a new generation of terrorists?

Louisa Loveluck |