President Trump's proposed budget looks to slash almost $26 billion from diplomacy and foreign aid programs next year. Those in favor of such a move argue that U.S. foreign aid and economic development spending is an inefficient and wasteful use of taxpayer money. However, in June, 16 retired generals and ...

In June, 16 retired generals and admirals testified to the Senate Armed Services Committee that international economic development assistance "is not charity - it is an essential, modern tool of U.S. national security." This assertion is backed up by a number of studies, which closely link the economic development of ...

Prospects for the world’s most vulnerable people and fragile countries appear more and more bleak, according to humanitarian aid groups, as sources of international aid become less reliable. In a report released this week, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation painted an uncharacteristically pessimistic picture of the trajectory of global ...