David Cameron attacks Britain's 'aid sceptics' |... →
The prime minister said that when states were broken and mired in conflict, the UK suffered from a surge in illegal immigration, asylum seeking and even terrorism. “That’s why by 2015 we’ll be putting nearly a third of all our aid into conflict states. So the aid sceptics are wrong. Aid is essential.” Jamie Drummond, executive director of the campaign group One, said:...
Jamie Drummond: Making the Case for Overseas Aid... →
So the pragmatic view based on solid analysis is that aid supports countries through tough times, helps them build up systems and expertise, and as soon as possible puts itself out of business. In fact, if there’s one thing that both the sceptics and those that support evidence-based spending on aid can agree on, it is that a world without aid is the ultimate goal.
Nides: Foreign aid funding is a matter of national... →
The State Department and USAID are facing their toughest budget season ever as the GOP looks to international affairs accounts for major cuts. But the new Deputy Secretary of State for Management Tom Nides said that the State Department’s argument this year will be that international affairs spending is crucial for America’s national security and therefore can’t be sacrificed.
Clinton Says US Diplomacy Abroad Creates Jobs at... →
American diplomats, Clinton said, are working in countries around the world to break down barriers for U.S. companies to compete in global markets and she suggested new markets in the developing world present a new opportunity for export. She cited Open Skies agreements with countries that allow create new flight routes overseas from American cities, creating jobs near the airports. A new...
Opinion: Invest in U.S. global leadership - Tom... →
As former members of Congress, we are familiar with the political and fiscal pressures brought to bear on the international affairs budget, which supports our tools of economic development and diplomacy. So we want to offer some perspective. The total international affairs budget represents a little more than 1 percent of total federal outlays. But that small investment produces significant...
We need a state of emergency to take us back to... →