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Basics
1 Will the US foreign aid budget continue its decline?

An increase in the foreign affairs budget for 2014 saw an end to a four year decline in the US. Discussions are now taking place over the Fiscal Year 2015 budget and the downward trend may resume. That is what will happen if Rep Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) budget proposal wins…

Human Rights
0 Oscar winner shines light on problem of modern slavery

A scene from 12 Years a Slave. The annual ceremony celebrating accomplishments in film started with red carpet gawking and ended with a sober reminder. Everyone deserves not just to survive, but to live,” said Director Steve McQueen after his film, 12 Years a Slave, won Best Picture at the…

Basics
0 US power is declining and it’s a good thing

The rest of the world is catching up to and will soon pass the dominant US.  It is estimated that today’s developing countries will be responsible for roughly two-thirds of the global GDP by 2030. That is great news for the US and Europe, if the right steps are taken,…

Basics
0 Why is the red line at chemical weapons?

allvoices US Secretary of State John Kerry spoke passionately about the abhorrent act of Syrian forces deploying chemical weapons to kill hundreds of people last week. “What we saw in Syria last week should shock the conscience of the world. It defies any code of morality,” said Kerry. “Let me…

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