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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 ...


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...


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 ...


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  1. Korean Peninsula Crisis Has no Military Solution. How Can It Be Solved?
    Demilitarization of the region based on Russia-China "Dual Freeze" proposal  
     36 (35%)
    Restoring multilateral negotiation process without any preliminary conditions  
     27 (26%)
    While the situation benefits Kim Jong-un's and Trump's domestic agenda, there will be no solution  
     22 (21%)
    Armed conflict still cannot be avoided  
     12 (12%)
    Stonger deterrence on behalf of the U.S. through modernization of military infrastructure in the region  
     4 (4%)
    Toughening economic sanctions against North Korea  
     2 (2%)
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