The Trump administration is hinting it will soon follow through with threats to curtail foreign aid to countries that don’t vote with Washington at the United Nations. The irony is, more and more countries are voting with the U.S., at record rates, but that doesn’t seem to be stopping the ...

Bottom Line: U.S. President Donald Trump has threatened to cut off aid to Pakistan to force Islamabad to take a harder line on terrorism. But in the past decade, economic leverage over Pakistan has yielded only short-term results. The Trump administration also runs the risk of incurring consequential backlash from ...

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 ...

The U.S. is withholding millions of dollars in military and economic aid to Egypt, citing human rights concerns. “The funds that would normally go to Egypt … will be held in reserve until we can see progress on democracy,” said State Department spokesperson Heather Nauert on Wednesday. The U.S. is ...