February 27, 2014

Why We Give Aid to Countries that Hate Us

Joshua Keating, Slate

The Associated Press

Ryan Walsh of Vocativ looks at data from the Pew Global Attitudes Survey and remarks that “the U.S. gives the most aid to countries that hate it the most.”

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TAGGED: United States, Foreign Aid


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