Factoid: most poor people in the world do not live in poor countries. What does that mean for poverty assistance programs?
So this is how it’s going to be in D.C. for the foreseeable future. Want to scare Congress into maintaining your agency’s budget? Throw in some impressive China statistics and frightening scenarios during your committee hearing testimony, and maybe the breathless press coverage will help you shore up your appropriations request.
The earthquake (and work) has sidetracked me on this, but you will be pleased to hear that this is my last post on "China’s Foreign Policy and ‘Soft Power’ in South America, Asia and Africa," a report prepared for the Committee on Foreign Relations of the U.S. Senate. My last post, last Friday, dealt with [...]