foreign aid http://kplu.org en USAID story renews fears over mixing aid with foreign policy http://kplu.org/post/usaid-story-renews-fears-over-mixing-aid-foreign-policy <p>Remember when the CIA did that <a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/07/three-reasons-why-the-cia-fake-vaccine-ploy-may-cause-a-contagion-of-damage/" target="_blank">fake vaccination scheme</a> in Pakistan, the one that many predicted (<a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2011/oct/17/world/la-fg-pakistan-polio-20111017" target="_blank">correctly</a>) would undermine confidence in American health assistance and other aid programs?</p><p>Well, there&rsquo;s another ongoing saga that illustrates the cost of mixing up foreign aid with foreign policy, especially when we use covert means to achieve foreign policy goals.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2012/02/alan-gross-update-the-price-of-mixing-foreign-aid-with-foreign-policy/"><strong>Read more on Humanosphere.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 14 Feb 2012 19:31:39 +0000 Tom Paulson 4154 at http://kplu.org USAID story renews fears over mixing aid with foreign policy Cautionary tales: Effective foreign aid often proves elusive http://kplu.org/post/cautionary-tales-effective-foreign-aid-often-proves-elusive <p>Despite the best intentions, foreign aid often goes awry in countries overwhelmed by war.</p><p>A series of recent news stories have shown clearly that governments rushing in to help people in war-torn countries often find they have solved few long-term problems and sometimes made matters worse.</p><p><a href="http://humanosphere.kplu.org/2011/08/rush-to-help-can-thwart-best-intentions-of-foreign-aid/"><strong>Read more.</strong></a></p><p> Tue, 09 Aug 2011 20:12:35 +0000 Larry Johnson 2283 at http://kplu.org Cautionary tales: Effective foreign aid often proves elusive