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Unformatted text preview: Israel, Egypt) Promote “transformational development” (e.g. good governance) Strengthen fragile states (aka “failed states”) Humanitarian assistance Global health crises: HIV/AIDS (Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya) o Bilateral trade - 35% of foreign aid o Millennium Challenge Corporation (Bush administration, 2004) Focuses US aid in a few countries that have “demonstrated a strong commitment to political, economic and social reforms” 24 countries now deemed eligible, based on income (lower and middle income) as well as performance on 17 indicators • i.e. Armenia, Georgia, Honduras, Jordan, Nicaragua Global AIDS Initiative: launched in 2004, 5 year, $15 billion effort o A large portion of US foreign aid goes to the top 5 or 10 recipient nations o Foreign Aid is largely a political tool • The Future of IR o To what extent do the main assumptions and concepts of IR remain relevant in today’s world?...
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- Fall '08
- United Nations , Development aid, Development Assistance Committee, Foreign Aid o UN