Foreign policy

11:31 am
Tue February 14, 2012

USAID story renews fears over mixing aid with foreign policy

Is it foreign aid or covert aid?
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Remember when the CIA did that fake vaccination scheme in Pakistan, the one that many predicted (correctly) would undermine confidence in American health assistance and other aid programs?

Well, there’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.

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9:39 am
Thu January 26, 2012

Foreign policy: The old guns and butter routine

Turkish army generals, including the acting chief of staff General Necdet Ozel, take part in the Victory Day celebrations, marking the 89th anniversary of Turkey's Independance War in Ankara on Aug. 30, 2011. Turkey's military has historically held significant sway in the country.
Adem Atlan AFP/Getty Images

Originally published on Thu January 26, 2012 9:01 am

Christian Caryl, a senior fellow at the Legatum Institute and a contributing editor of Foreign Policy, is the editor of Democracy Lab.

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