The complex and changing threats of the 21st century demand a comprehensive approach to security and development. Admiral James Stravridis, Commander of the European Central Command and NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander, suggested that we must combine “combat and compassion.”
On the Senate floor yesterday, Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), the Ranking Member of the State-Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, shared his view that the Ex-Im Bank “makes money, it doesn’t lose money” and “has been a sound way to get American made products into the international marketplace.” […]
“We don’t have to choose between doing well and doing good. The only choice we have to make is to do better – do better in government, do better in business, do better in civil society. And one thing is clear: We cannot solve our problems or address our challenges without working together.”
With this growth come real gains in human development. The same World Bank report found the percentage of the population living on less than $1.25 a day fell from 58% in 1999 to 47.5% in 2008. While almost half the population living in poverty is...
The Administrator of USAID talking about partnering with the private sector and increasing exports? The head of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce talking about why the Chamber supports the International Affairs Budget? You wouldn’t be wrong to wonder if somebody’s talking points got switched. But the reality is, both the development sector and the corporate sector know that they have mutual interests in promoting economic growth in today’s global economy.