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  • Commentary posted January 20, 2014 by Steven Groves The U.S. Doesn't Need the U.N.'s Disability Treaty

    Backers of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities received a major blow last month when Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top GOP member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, announced he would not support ratification. And that's good because ratification of the CRPD will not benefit Americans with disabilities. The United States…

  • Issue Brief posted April 15, 2013 by Bryan Riley, Brett D. Schaefer U.S. Food Aid Should Focus on Combating Hunger and Malnutrition in Poor Nations

    President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget proposes fundamental reforms to America’s food assistance programs. Most notably, the proposal would shift funds from the Food for Peace Act (P.L. 480) to programs in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In general, these reforms are positive and echo proposals suggested by aid practitioners in…

  • WebMemo posted August 10, 2011 by Helle C. Dale Security Assistance Act: Responsibly Tying Foreign Policy Budgets to Security Demands

    The Security Assistance Act of 2011 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2012, H.R. 2583), which authorizes appropriations for the State Department for fiscal year (FY) 2012, represents a strong, back-to-basics answer to the Obama Administration’s overly ambitious attempts at redefining U.S. foreign relations. The bill’s aim is to tie American foreign affairs…

  • Backgrounder posted March 1, 2011 by James M. Roberts Not All Foreign Aid Is Equal

    Abstract: The record of development assistance as a catalyst for long-term sustainable economic growth is abysmal. Perhaps the only exception is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which requires countries to demonstrate foremost a commitment to good governance, sound economic policies, and the well-being of their citizens. As Congress considers ways to reduce the…

  • Backgrounder posted June 26, 2008 by Brett D. Schaefer, Ben Lieberman, Brian M. Riedl Addressing the Global Food Crisis

    Prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, and other food staples have risen sharply over the past year. This has strained the ability of poor people in developing countries to feed their families and fomented widespread anger. Since mid-2007, the rising prices have led to protests and riots in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, Somalia, and a number of other countries.…

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  • Backgrounder posted March 1, 2011 by James M. Roberts Not All Foreign Aid Is Equal

    Abstract: The record of development assistance as a catalyst for long-term sustainable economic growth is abysmal. Perhaps the only exception is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which requires countries to demonstrate foremost a commitment to good governance, sound economic policies, and the well-being of their citizens. As Congress considers ways to reduce the…

  • Backgrounder posted June 26, 2008 by Brett D. Schaefer, Ben Lieberman, Brian M. Riedl Addressing the Global Food Crisis

    Prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, and other food staples have risen sharply over the past year. This has strained the ability of poor people in developing countries to feed their families and fomented widespread anger. Since mid-2007, the rising prices have led to protests and riots in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, Somalia, and a number of other countries.…

  • Commentary posted January 20, 2014 by Steven Groves The U.S. Doesn't Need the U.N.'s Disability Treaty

    Backers of the United Nations' Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities received a major blow last month when Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker, the top GOP member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, announced he would not support ratification. And that's good because ratification of the CRPD will not benefit Americans with disabilities. The United States…

  • Issue Brief posted April 15, 2013 by Bryan Riley, Brett D. Schaefer U.S. Food Aid Should Focus on Combating Hunger and Malnutrition in Poor Nations

    President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget proposes fundamental reforms to America’s food assistance programs. Most notably, the proposal would shift funds from the Food for Peace Act (P.L. 480) to programs in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In general, these reforms are positive and echo proposals suggested by aid practitioners in…

  • WebMemo posted August 10, 2011 by Helle C. Dale Security Assistance Act: Responsibly Tying Foreign Policy Budgets to Security Demands

    The Security Assistance Act of 2011 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2012, H.R. 2583), which authorizes appropriations for the State Department for fiscal year (FY) 2012, represents a strong, back-to-basics answer to the Obama Administration’s overly ambitious attempts at redefining U.S. foreign relations. The bill’s aim is to tie American foreign affairs…

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  • Issue Brief posted April 15, 2013 by Bryan Riley, Brett D. Schaefer U.S. Food Aid Should Focus on Combating Hunger and Malnutrition in Poor Nations

    President Barack Obama’s fiscal year (FY) 2014 budget proposes fundamental reforms to America’s food assistance programs. Most notably, the proposal would shift funds from the Food for Peace Act (P.L. 480) to programs in the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). In general, these reforms are positive and echo proposals suggested by aid practitioners in…

  • WebMemo posted August 10, 2011 by Helle C. Dale Security Assistance Act: Responsibly Tying Foreign Policy Budgets to Security Demands

    The Security Assistance Act of 2011 (Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Year 2012, H.R. 2583), which authorizes appropriations for the State Department for fiscal year (FY) 2012, represents a strong, back-to-basics answer to the Obama Administration’s overly ambitious attempts at redefining U.S. foreign relations. The bill’s aim is to tie American foreign affairs…

  • Backgrounder posted March 1, 2011 by James M. Roberts Not All Foreign Aid Is Equal

    Abstract: The record of development assistance as a catalyst for long-term sustainable economic growth is abysmal. Perhaps the only exception is the Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), which requires countries to demonstrate foremost a commitment to good governance, sound economic policies, and the well-being of their citizens. As Congress considers ways to reduce the…

  • Backgrounder posted June 26, 2008 by Brett D. Schaefer, Ben Lieberman, Brian M. Riedl Addressing the Global Food Crisis

    Prices for corn, wheat, soybeans, rice, and other food staples have risen sharply over the past year. This has strained the ability of poor people in developing countries to feed their families and fomented widespread anger. Since mid-2007, the rising prices have led to protests and riots in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Egypt, Haiti, Somalia, and a number of other countries.…

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Find more work on USAID