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Is overseas aid an instrument of soft power?


Originally posted on Phil Vernon's blog:
I was giving evidence to a UK House of Lords select committee on aid as an instrument of soft power yesterday, so spent a bit of time researching what “soft power” actually means.…

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Ten myths surrounding US aid/US aid giving


I’ve a feeling that most of the American public and parliamentarians, Republican or Democrat, hate the idea of its country giving foreign aid whilst their special relationship cousins across the Atlantic have been very much for global poverty alleviation Continue reading

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