NYU Students Study Foreign Aid Programs

The Development Research Institute at NYU has a program that studies how to hold agencies accountable for delivering foreign assistance to developing countries. DRI’s mission is to “expand the number and diversity of serious commentators on the state of foreign aid and development.” DRI’s “ultimate goal is to have a positive impact on the lives [...]

U.S. GAO Cuba Sanctions Study Based on Outdated Thinking, Selective Review of Law, Policies

Late last month the General Accounting Office (GAO) published a report requested by Ways and Means Chairman Charlie Rangel (D-New York), "Economic Sanctions: Agencies Face Competing Priorities in Enforcing the U.S. Embargo on Cuba." Statements such as the "48-year U.S. embargo" or "For nearly five decades the U.S. has maintained" U.S. sanctions on Cuba figure prominently in [...]