An Aid Policy for the United States: Increase Connectedness of Democratic States
Naval War College Newport United States
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US aid could be more carefully spent in the interest of the nation by focusing on the World Economic Forums WEF Twelve Pillars of Competitiveness. This paper examines the pillars with a bias toward connecting developing nations to world trade. Several nations will be briefly examined for possible development aid that would accelerate their economies, driving them up the WEFs development stages. This proposal would focus on nations that are compatible with democratic values in an effort to develop trading partners with fewer ideological conflicts. This essay argues that US foreign aid policy should be solely focused on developing trade infrastructure in nations that are democratic, opening those markets to world trade and developing a worldwide democratic trading bloc.
- Government and Political Science