90 minute video
In recent years, the U.S. government has elevated the status of international development support, often touting it as a key pillar of national security policy alongside defense and diplomacy. What are the advantages, disadvantages and limits of the connection between development and national security? Does this reflect a fundamental shift in U.S. understanding of national security or an ephemeral fad susceptible to budget politics? How do national security and national interest relate to various elements of development policy, ranging from humanitarian work to climate change mitigation and adaptation, and from the eradication of extreme poverty to democratization and human rights?