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Why is the US so strongly supporting Ukraine in the war?

At 0.4% of GDP total US aid commitments (this includes non-military aid -- military aid is about 0.2% of GDP) are similar to the UK, but only 2/3rds that of Poland. Some people might not consider that ...
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Why is the US so strongly supporting Ukraine in the war?

The US (like any other country supporting Ukraine) is of the view that, in the 21st century, no country is supposed to redefine its borders by force. Any wars aiming for that should remain history ...
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Why does the U.S. send foreign aid to Palestine at all?

Probably several things: Money brings influence. Without influence on the Palestinians, the US has even less leverage to shape Palestinian policy in a way that is acceptable to Israel. Palestine is ...
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Why is the US so strongly supporting Ukraine in the war?

The majority of American public supports providing weapons to Ukraine. Since it is a democracy, the government follows the will of the people and provides military aid to Ukraine. This is consistent ...
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Why is the $14 billion aid bill to Israel "bad for Israel", according to the White House?

The White House's opposition to the bill was articulated both in a statement by Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre here, and more comprehensively in a Statement of Administration Policy by the Office ...
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Why is the help provided for Ukraine by the USA government perceived as excessive?

Any amount of assistance to Ukraine will be perceived as excessive - if you are on the side of Russia, Ukraine's enemy in this war. And many pro-Trump Republicans in the US Congress and Senate, as ...
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How can Estonia give "all" of their 155mm howitzers to Ukraine?

The ambassador's promise is referring to the donations set out in the recent Tallinn pledge. The UK government has summarised the contents of the donation package from each country involved here. For ...
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Why does Poland give away so much monetary aid to Ukraine even though they took a lion's share of the Ukrainian refugees?

Poland is on the front lines by bordering Belarus which made itself available as a staging area for a Russian invasion of Ukraine. This is an existential threat to Poland. Ukrainian refugees in Poland ...
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Which act of Congress authorized the Ukrainian aid which was allegedly withheld?

According to justsecurity.org which provides a timeline which starts with: September 28, 2018 – Congress enacts a Department of Defense spending bill that includes $250 million in Ukrainian military ...
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Why is the US so strongly supporting Ukraine in the war?

the support is designed to continue the war It's easy to assume that an "eternal war" is USA's goal, but you have to consider that them giving more materiel to Ukraine so that they could ...
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Why is the US so strongly supporting Ukraine in the war?

The US, as one of the signatories of the Budapest Memorandum of 1994, guarantees the territorial integrity of Ukraine. The Memorandum itself does not require the US to defend Ukraine themselves but it ...
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Why is the help provided for Ukraine by the USA government perceived as excessive?

To put it simply there are fairly influential people in the US who argue that Ukraine is not a 'vital interest' to the US. They may phrase this is various ways, and sometimes walk back from the ...
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Why don't countries disrupt food imports to Yemen as a response to attacks in the Red Sea?

Why not? Well, how about ethically dubious and would not work? Been tried before, by Saudi and UAE, with the helps of the Houthis *. Heck, I even had a question about that, years ago. Far as I ...
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Why is the help provided for Ukraine by the USA government perceived as excessive?

One metric by which it is not excessively excessive is by comparison to expenditures on Afghanistan, which, as of 2022, had been about $2.313T (yes, T stands for Trillion). Human and Budgetary Costs ...
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How can Estonia give "all" of their 155mm howitzers to Ukraine?

Apparently, I guess correctly. They are giving all their existing, towed 155mm howitzers and getting self-propelled ones instead. As it turns out, Estonia is giving Ukraine all 24 FH-70 howitzers ...
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Why does the U.S. send foreign aid to Palestine at all?

From the comments: [...] They're humans, enduring constant tragedies, and we have the capability to help them [sic] - TylerH 2021-05-17 At any rate, you can read about why in the US government's ...
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Why does Poland give away so much monetary aid to Ukraine even though they took a lion's share of the Ukrainian refugees?

Poland said before 2022 that regional powers should handle refugees. Poland is providing quite a lot, per capita. During the 2015 refugee crisis, they refused to pitch in, citing their preparations ...
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Is Cuba financially supported by Russia?

The Soviet Union basically cut off support for Cuba at the end of the Cold War. Early 2000s American newspapers had articles about the practice of breeding and training oxen being revived in Cuba, ...
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What is the logic in cutting only 50% of the aid to the Palestinians by the US

Official reason: The State Department said it was releasing the rest of the installment — $60 million — to prevent the agency from running out of cash by the end of the month and closing down. (...
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Why is the help provided for Ukraine by the USA government perceived as excessive?

The main reasons from speaking with friends who vote republican. (note none have stated they want Russia to win) GOP skepticism is a result of Biden’s lack of a clear plan for Ukraine. No clear plan ...
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Has the west debated the pros and cons of funding Ukraine war aid with the Russian funds they have confisticated?

Former US Ambassador to Russia Michael McFaul argues for such transfer, for two reasons: Paying reparations for a violation of international law is a well-established norm. It would be immoral to ...
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Why don't countries disrupt food imports to Yemen as a response to attacks in the Red Sea?

Countries that have been attacked by Houthis would be well within their rights to stop all trades with Yemen. However, unilaterally attempting other countries to forcefully end economic ties with ...
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Why could the House get 250-180 votes on some bill but not "muster the simple majority needed to set the terms for the bill’s debate"?

"[T]he simple majority needed to set the terms for the bill’s debate" is misleading. It should have referred to a majority in the House Rules Committee rather than allowing an inference to a ...
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What is preventing the UK from stopping arms exports to Israel?

TLDR: The Conservative party is still broadly pro-Israel, anti-terrorist and Sunak is in a very weak position. You jump from 56% of the public to "growing momentum within the Tory party" ...
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Why is G7 helping fighting fires in the Amazon rainforest such a big deal for President Jair Bolsonaro?

This Opinion Guardian Article by David Miranda* states that clearing of the rain forest is a goal of Bolsonaro and his administration. Deforestation is an affirmative goal of Bolsonaro. That can be ...
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Does the EU have similar deals with other countries to prevent migrants from illegally immigrating to Europe?

Oh, yes. Libya and again: the EU and member countries have chosen to furnish money, vessels, training, and aerial surveillance to abusive Libyan armed groups so they can intercept and forcibly return ...
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Why does the U.S. give very little foreign aid in the form of money?

Two reasons immediately come to mind: Money is Fungible If you give someone money, they can spend it on whatever they want. You may want the receiving country/organization/entity to use it for ...
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Who is the person deposed on Saturday and "in charge" of the foreign aid, according to Nunes?

It is public knowledge, according to CNN: A senior career official at the Office of Management and Budget testified on Saturday about a budget process that went off the rails when nearly $400 million ...
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