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National Democratic Institute representative in Kazakhstan, Eric Kessler, lectures Kazakh political activists on how to set up a political party. (USAID)
Live Online
live online Washington Post reporter Michael Dobbs discussed the findings in the Politics of Compassion series.
 Former USAID administrator J. Brian Atwood talked about the future of U.S. foreign aid.
 4 Reasons to Aid Democracy Abroad by Thomas Carothers (1/29/01)
On the Web
 USAID in Poland
 Chemonics International Inc.
 American Council for Voluntary International Action:InterAction
Senate Approves Spending Bill
The Senate unanimously approved yesterday an $81 billion bill to finance the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, provide relief to Asian tsunami victims and construct a massive embassy in Baghdad.

Finding Consensus on The Global Economy
Officials from the world's leading finance ministries and central banks concur that financial turmoil triggered by a plunge in the U.S. dollar could erupt sometime in the future unless strong steps are taken to shrink "global imbalances."

Tax Season Anxiety With an Extra Twist
If tax time brings many Americans an annual wave of frustration, it is perhaps especially stressful for low-income immigrants.

From the Post
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In Fallujah, U.S. Envoy Greeted by Complaints: Local Leaders Decry Pace of Rebuilding (Post, April 14, 2005)

Man Seized At Capitol Will Be Deported: Australian Won't Face Charges After Standoff (Post, April 13, 2005)

Insurgents Attack U.S. Base In Iraq: Large-Scale Assault Is Second Within 2 Weeks; Contractor Abducted (Post, April 12, 2005)

Afghans Get No Guarantees on Reconstruction Budget: U.S., British Officials Say They're Open to Request for More Authority Over International Funds (Post, April 7, 2005)

U.S. Opens Challenge to Chinese Textiles: Shipments Soar After Lapse of Quota System (Post, April 5, 2005)

U.S. Avoids Political Fight Among Iraqis: Americans Resist Entreaties To Assist Deadlocked Assembly (Post, March 31, 2005)

Indonesians Hunt for Quake Victims: Death Toll Rises to at Least 500, but Many Remain Buried in Rubble (Post, March 30, 2005)

Wolfowitz Draws Nearer to World Bank Post: Nominee Reassures Board Members (Post, March 24, 2005)

Wolfowitz Closing In On Bank Post: Germany Softens Stance As Nominee Woos Others (Post, March 22, 2005)

Wolfowitz Strives To Quell Criticism: World Bank Nominee Bolstering Image (Post, March 21, 2005)

Funding Fear (Post, March 20, 2005)

Nomination Shocks, Worries Europeans: Some Say Selection of War Proponent Could Undercut Improved U.S. Relations (Post, March 17, 2005)

House Approves War Funding: $81.4 Billion Exceeds Combat Request, Trims Other Plans (Post, March 17, 2005)

U.S. Doctors Treated Yushchenko: Secret Team Helped Find Dioxin Poisoning (Post, March 11, 2005)

Program's First Grants Set to Aid Madagascar (Post, March 10, 2005)

Bush Says Tsunami Aid Benefits U.S. (Post, March 9, 2005)

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