Stories: Foreign Aid

  • The Trump Effect

    MONROVIA, Liberia—Friday nights at Sajj House, a Lebanese restaurant here, have, for several years now, been a draw for expats and upper-class Liberians alike. For a few hours each week, a place that typically offers little more than shawarma and bland pizza served beneath overhead fans transforms into an ad hoc dance club, loud and sweaty, with a...

  • Taiwan and the Trumpian Uncertainty Principle

    Core to Donald Trump’s appeal, both at home and abroad, is that he doesn’t seem to care how he’s supposed to behave. He certainly doesn’t fuss over offending Chinese nationalist sensibilities. This perhaps explains, in part, his curious adventure in China-Taiwan diplomacy. On December 2, Tsai Ing-Wen, the president of Taiwan, called Trump...

  • It Is Immoral for African Governments to Rely on Foreign Aid to Fight HIV

    Azad Essa is a journalist with Al Jazeera. He is reporting on HIV/AIDS, malaria, and TB in Zambia on a trip with the International Reporting Project (IRP).