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Questions relating to the voluntary transfer of resources from one country to another.

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Did the Obama administration make any statements on lethal aid for Ukraine?

In today's impeachment hearing, Republicans mentioned a number of times that the Obama administration did not provide lethal aid to Ukraine, even though officials (at least today's witness Ambassador ...
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Which act of Congress authorized the Ukrainian aid which was allegedly withheld?

According to multiple media sources, U.S. aid to Ukraine was authorized by Congress. I am having difficulty identifying precisely which act would have authorized the specific aid which the Trump ...
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Is there a concise snapshot summary of US foreign aid and its purposes?

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski, was quoted in media reports as saying: "You don’t hold up foreign aid that we had previously appropriated for a political initiative. Period.” I'm curious if that's ...
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Policing would-be immigrants away from rich countries borders: US vs EU

Apparently the EU has been increasingly conditioning funding of various programs in Africa on African countries stopping would-be immigrants to Europe far away from the actual EU borders. I've also ...
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Why is G7 helping fighting fires in the Amazon rainforest such a big deal for President Jair Bolsonaro?

According to BBC, international leaders at the G7 summit have agreed to provide logistical and financial support to help fight fires in the Amazon rainforest. However, President Jair Bolsonaro does ...
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How much aid does Pakistan get from US?

How much aid does Pakistan get from US currently and how much it was getting in past?
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Are there some figures for Moldova's economic benefits from their Association Agreement with the EU?

Moldova has an Association Agreement with the EU which includes a Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area as well as some ancillary benefits according to Wikipedia the modernisation of Moldova's ...
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What is the rationale of undertaking a visit just after cutting aid?

Pentagon cancels $300m aid to Pakistan ahead of Mike Pompeo visit I am not questioning the aid cut. I am just curious about why Pompeo is visiting Pakistan just after an aid cut. If Pompeo had to ...
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Is Cuba financially supported by Russia?

I know that in 1989 when the Soviet Union collapsed, they stopped financially supporting a lot of their "clients". So, for example, the Derg in Ethiopia collapsed and was overthrown in 1991 after they ...
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What is the logic in cutting only 50% of the aid to the Palestinians by the US

Why does the United States not hold back 100% of the aid it provides to Palestine? Does the aid money benefit some American companies? Also, by holding back 50%, the damage to the relationship has ...
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Military aid Israel has received from the US

How much is the sum of military aid and economic assistance Israel has received from the United States, since it declared till now?
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UK foreign aid to India

In 2012 there were quite a few headlines in the UK press around the commitment to end financial aid to India by 2015 e.g. this article from the BBC. Did this happen? My own Googling can only show ...
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Why does Sweden spend so much on official development assistance?

According to this Wikipedia page, Sweden is 6th largest country in spending on official development assistance (ODA), despite it is mere 21st to 23rd in terms of GDP. It is also #1 by the amount of ...
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What are the benefits of foreign aid for voters?

In a democratic country, we expect government to do what benefits its voters. It is not clear to me: What is the voting group that demands foreign aid? If they want it - why don't they just send ...
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Does international aid always comes with certain terms?

In some TV series show that international aid is not offered for free, but in exchange of resources, prisoners or other terms, is this true? I'm guessing it depends on which organisation is offering ...
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Aid to North Korea

Does any country other than China publicly provide aid and grants in any form to North Korea? If so, how much and for what?
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How much aid does Palestine receive from the US?

How much aid does Palestine receive every year from the US? I'm looking for unbiased sources, because a pro-Israel source will likely overstate it and a pro-Palestine source will likely understate it.
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Why is the Sahel region important to western nations?

Recent news has shown that certain Western nations, especially within the EU, are attempting to step up their developmental and military aid in the Sahel region. Why are they interested in the Sahel?...