Foreign policy 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 Foreign policy: The old guns and butter routine http://kplu.org/post/foreign-policy-old-guns-and-butter-routine <em>Christian Caryl, a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute and a contributing editor of</em> Foreign Policy,<em> </em><em>is the editor of </em>Democracy Lab.<p>On the face of things, <a href="http://www.oyak.com.tr/EN/corporate/oyak-in-brief.html" target="_blank">OYAK Inc.</a> offers a shining example of the qualities that have made Turkey such a big <a href="http://www.foreignpolicy.com/articles/2011/12/27/the_turkish_roundabout">economic success story</a> over the past few years. Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:39:21 +0000 Christian Caryl 3932 at http://kplu.org Foreign policy: The old guns and butter routine