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U.S. Foreign Assistance: Wherefore and Whereto?

USAID Activities Today In 1961, at the height of the Cold War, amid tense confrontation between the “free world” and “communism,” the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) was established on President John F. Kennedy’s initiative as the chief government agency for rendering assistance, chiefly economic one, in the first place to developing countries. The main purpose of the new organization ...

10.12.2013

The role of foreign aid for development: US assistance to Pakistan and South Korea

Very similar starting points despite today’s differences Today, South Korea’s GDP per capita is more than 11 times higher than Pakistan’s. And the difference in human development is even stronger, as South Korea has extremely good scores for example in life expectancy and education and Pakistan’s scores are even low for its income level. Nonetheless, until the middle of the 20th century both countries had a very similar industrial, economical and human development.[1] Moreover...

27.11.2013

International Development Cooperation

The meaning of expressions like foreign assistance/ aid or international development cooperation is very broad and not always clearly defined. In general they include different financial and technical transfers from rich to poor countries. These transfers are a rather new phenomenon in international relations ...

26.11.2013

Poll conducted

  1. In your opinion, what are the US long-term goals for Russia?
    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
     21 (19%)
 
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