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Francis Fukuyama
Policy Briefs

New Day New Way: U.S. Foreign Assistance for the 21st Century

Michael A. McFaul, Larry Diamond, Steve Radelet, Gayle Smith, Brian Atwood, David Beckmann, Lael Brainard, Francis Fukuyama, George Ingram, Carol Lancaster, Charles MacCormack, Larry Nowels, Ray Offenheiser, Stewart Patrick, William Reese, Sam Worthington
Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network , 2008

U.S. foreign assistance—the rationale behind it, the amount we give, its orientation and organization—has changed dramatically in the last decade. These changes have challenged its efficacy but have also created new opportunities to modernize U.S. foreign assistance. The importance of supporting development and reducing poverty abroad are understood now as never before to be both moral imperatives and prerequisites for sustained U.S. national security.

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Should Democracy Be Promoted or Demoted?

Michael A. McFaul, Francis Fukuyama
Washington Quarterly , 2007

Francis Fukuyama and Michael McFaul present an argument for continued American efforts to promote democracy and a plan to strengthen policy tools for those efforts. They advocate a concept of dual-track diplomacy and the creation of a new Cabinet-level department of development, with distinct resources and programs for democracy promotion.

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What Went Wrong and Right in Iraq

Larry Diamond, Francis Fukuyama
Johns Hopkins University Press in "Nation-Building: Beyond Afghanistan and Iraq", Francis Fukuyama, ed. , 2005

Bestselling author Francis Fukuyama brings together esteemed academics, political analysts, and practitioners to reflect on the U.S. experience with nation-building, from its historical underpinnings to its modern-day consequences. The United States has sought on repeated occasions to reconstruct states damaged by conflict, from Reconstruction in the South after the Civil War to Japan and Germany after World War II, to the ongoing rebuilding of Iraq.

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