Foreign Aid

Dilemmas of Foreign Aid: Debating U.S. Policies

Why does the United States provide foreign aid to other countries? Is it to help the world's poor, or does aid promote other U.S. policy objectives? In Dilemmas of Foreign Aid: Debating U.S. Policies, students explore the history of U.S. foreign assistance and the institutions that distribute aid today. Readings, case studies, and primary sources prepare students to consider the trade-offs of foreign aid and articulate their own views on the future direction of U.S. policy.

Introduction: What is the Purpose of Foreign Aid?

Part I: An Overview of U.S. Foreign Aid

Part II: Case Studies in Aid Policy

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