If confirmed to oversee the U.S. Agency for International Development, Samantha Power will confront adversaries by bolstering democracy and human rights. China is an early focus.
Residents worry that the Biden administration won’t restore critical funding for the renovation of the West Bank school.
The administration’s measured response to a rocket attack in Erbil sharply contrasts with a Trump-era campaign against Iran that, more often than not, caught Iraq in the crossfire.
The Black Lives Matter movement has given leaders from the Global South new traction for change.
Presidents have played politics with women’s lives for long enough.
*Just not in the United States.
Aggressive oversight of the aid agency by political appointees at the White House and the State Department has delayed humanitarian aid when the world needs it most.
A federal agency is resurrecting a version of Predict, a scientific network that for a decade watched for new pathogens dangerous to humans. Joe Biden has also vowed to fund the effort.
Merritt Corrigan, the former deputy White House liaison for the U.S. Agency for International Development, had drawn scrutiny shortly after being named to the position.
But the U.S. Agency for International Development will allow relief workers to buy personal protective equipment that is produced in the places it would be used.
The State Department and U.S.A.I.D. have spent a fraction of the humanitarian assistance that Congress approved in March to help curb the coronavirus.
Police violence and President Trump’s threats to use the military against protesters have undercut American criticism of autocrats and called into question the country’s moral authority.
A way has been found to enrich the unfortified flour that Tanzanians eat as a staple. But the pandemic is getting in the way.
The Trump administration is working to secure masks, plastic gloves and other protective medical equipment for Americans first as the pandemic sweeps around the world.
His insistence that the danger was overseas and could be kept out led officials to downplay the disease’s spread and the need for tests.