Foreign Aid Reform: Opportunity or Threat?


by Diana Ohlbaum It would be difficult, inside or outside the Beltway, to find someone who doesn’t think that U.S. foreign assistance needs to be reformed. The people most familiar with the current system generally view aid as a valuable… Continue Reading  

Congress: No Aid for Palestinians?


by Lara Friedman [As we have over the past two years, LobeLog is posting excerpts from the Legislative Round-up published weekly when Congress is in session by the inimitable Lara Friedman of Americans for Peace Now about what Congress is up… Continue Reading  

In Afghanistan, America’s Biggest Foe Is Self-Deception


by William Astore America’s war in Afghanistan is now in its 16th year, the longest foreign war in our history.  The phrase “no end in sight” barely covers the situation.  Prospects of victory — if victory is defined as eliminating… Continue Reading  

Trump Administration Divides and Divided


by John Feffer The resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency has been strong, sustained, and multi-dimensional. The women’s march after the inauguration deluged DC in a sea of pink hats and generated companion protests in an extraordinary 670 cities around the… Continue Reading  

Think Trump’s Policies On Israel-Palestine Have Nothing To Do With You? Think Again


by Lara Friedman Back in 2012, I warned a friend who was working on international trade issues: pay attention to what’s happening with the Palestinians at the UN, because it could cause problems for the U.S. on a wide range… Continue Reading