Apply the Rigor of Investing to Foreign Aid

Foreign Policy Magazine | Nov 21, 2014

There's a reason Americans are confused about the value of overseas development assistance. And there's also a fix -- if the State Department gets serious about the next QDDR.

Iran Nuclear Talks Extension Would Be Tougher Sell Second Time

Wall Street Journal | Nov 21, 2014

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry insisted Thursday that the six-power group negotiating with Iran is “not discussing an extension.” “We are negotiating to try and get an agreement. It’s that simple,” he told reporters in Paris before he left for Vienna to join the nuclear talks.

Ethiopia to Send Public Diplomacy Delegation to Egypt

World Bulletin | Nov 21, 2014

Ethiopia and Egypt are in the middle of diplomatic rapprochement to narrow their differences over the construction of a multi-billion hydroelectric dam on the Nile.

U.S. Gives Boost to Young Moroccan Entrepreneurs

Al Arabiya | Nov 20, 2014

The United States plans to invest an estimated $50 million in public-private partnerships to support young entrepreneurs in Morocco, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday.

Australian Government 'Attacks' Public Broadcasters ABC, SBS

Telesur | Nov 20, 2014

Australia's prime minister has long accused public broadcaster ABC of being “unpatriotic,” now he has slashed its budget by US$219 million.

Storytelling Trumps Smartphones in Ebola Crisis, Experts Say

Reuters | Nov 20, 2014

S torytelling and plays trump smartphones to deliver messages on Ebola in some communities, illustrating how new technologies have their limits in aid delivery, humanitarian experts said on Wednesday.

Foreign Press Association Hits Back at Israeli Diplomat's 'Inappropriate' Remarks

Haaretz | Nov 20, 2014

A Foreign Ministry spokesman's criticism of the international media coverage of terror attacks in Israel was "inappropriate," the Foreign Press Association said Wednesday.

Briefing: Country Pledges to the UN's Green Climate Fund

The Carbon Brief | Nov 20, 2014

Countries are meeting in Berlin today to announce how much they will give to the UN's climate adaptation fund. 

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