Topic: U.S. Agency for International Development
Cuba said last month it would release 2,900 prisoners ahead of the pope's visit this spring, but US prisoner Alan Gross is not to be one of them.
Guest blogger Melissa Lockhart reviews a year of what she calls big change in Cuba, little change in US policy.
12/29/2011 10:49 am
US government system, using ground sensors and satellite imagery, helped to predict this year's drought in Horn of Africa, allowing aid groups and governments to prepare relief.
12/26/2011 08:00 am
A Famine Early Warning System – which accurately predicted the 2011 drought in the Horn of Africa – warns that millions of West Africans may face a food crisis in 2012.
12/12/2011 04:35 pm
Delegates in Durban, South Africa struck a deal to seek a new climate change treaty. Meanwhile, less-contentious projects like a famine early warning system help now.
12/12/2011 08:41 am
Ayman Zawahiri, the current Al Qaeda boss, released a recorded speech claiming credit for the kidnapping of veteran US aid worker Warren Weinstein.
12/02/2011 01:19 pm
Latin America Monitor Is it time for Obama to simply ask Cuba's President Castro to free Alan Gross?
US officials are proposing new measures to force Cuba to release USAID worker Alan Gross from prison, but guest blogger Anya Landau French suggests trying something different.
12/02/2011 11:00 am
Al Qaeda sees him as an American operative, but ordinary Pakistanis saw his helping hand.
12/01/2011 04:45 pm
As NATO troops prepare to leave Afghanistan in 2014, donor countries must rethink their aid to that war-torn country. Edward Girardet, who has reported on Afghanistan for more than 30 years, writes that they must focus on rural areas, where most Afghans live.
11/29/2011 11:07 am
Billions in US aid dollars to individual economies and militaries in the Middle East have not strengthened peace. The success of post-war Europe shows the key to unity is to get citizens of different nations to work together. That hasn't really happened with Israel, Jordan, and Egypt.
11/16/2011 11:38 am