Guest contributor Rachel Zack provides a review of Graeme Smith’s sobering account of Canadian involvement in the war in Afghanistan. She argues that Canadian policymakers can garner important lessons from the experience and legacy he describes.
Tag: Foreign Aid
Foreign aid: the double-edged sword
Foreign aid might not be so helpful after all. Funds tend to benefit the rich rather than help those in poverty.
Reforming Development Aid
In this article, Dan Poliwoda reviews the inefficacy of current development aid programming schemes, and discusses how they can be reformed. Dan argues that development aid should be predicated on adopting market-oriented reforms that promote market competition and developing countries’ engagement in global trade.
Remittances & International Security
In this article, the first in a two-part series, William Lloyd delves into remittances, and why they need to be a topic of discussion in the upcoming Democratic Primary.
Outside Intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Net Good or Evil?
The program editors at NAOC look at global intervention in Sub-Saharan Africa in the form of military, economic, and political ties.
Implications of a Trump administration on Foreign Aid and International Development?
What effect will President-Elect Trump have on international aid efforts? Sabrina Natale discusses the potential changes to foreign development and aid policies.
Foreign Aid: Are We Really Helping?
Does Canadian Foreign Aid Really Help? Sravani Mamillapalli discusses how developmental aid could be worsening, rather than improving, conditions in developing countries.
Interview on Education in Armed Conflict with Fe Nogra Abog -Education Advisor at Plan International Canada (Part I of II)
Natasha Dobrijevic interviews Fe Nogra Abog, Education Adviser at Plan Canada, on the importance of education in conflict zones.
Financing Education: Understanding the Education Cannot Wait Fund
In countries and communities where war and natural disasters can last for years, children are not given the opportunity to realize their right to eduction. Natasha Dobrijevic explores the new Education Cannot Wait fund and what it means for the future of education in emergencies.
Recapping the World Humanitarian Summit and Canada’s Role in Humanitarian Assistance
On May 23 the first ever World Humanitarian Summit took place in Turkey. Joy Aguilar summarizes the results of the summit highlighting Canada’s commitments.