Contributions from CDR Participants

Sen. Bill Frist: Water wars won’t be won on a battlefield

It’s an astonishing finding: “Two countries engaged in active water cooperation” will “not go to war, for any reason.” According to an extensive analysis by global issues think tank Strategic Foresight Group, it was found in examining 146 countries that share rivers, lakes and other freshwater resources, that “countries enjoying peaceful co-existence have active water cooperation and countries facing […]

Mark Dybul, Rob Mosbacher, John Danilovich: White House foreign aid review is long overdue. Here’s how to get reform right

The Donald Trump Administration is nearing the final stages of a White House-led foreign assistance review. This is an undertaking that is overdue and one that we have consistently advocated for over the past decade. The administration’s goal, as we understand it, is to align our foreign assistance more clearly with our national interests. We […]

Andrew Natsios: The Consequences of Threatening Foreign Aid Cuts Over Immigration Enforcement

NPR’s Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Andrew Natsios, former USAID administrator, about President Trump’s threat to cut aid because of a migrant caravan that reached Mexico. LULU GARCIA-NAVARRO, HOST: Thousands of Central American migrants are at Mexico’s southern border with Guatemala. That’s some 1,500 miles from Mexico’s border with the United States. But President Trump says […]

Andrew Natsios: Three reasons the US is not ready for the next pandemic

One hundred years after the Great Influenza pandemic of 1918, global health leadership stands at a crossroads. The United States continues to expand its policy of isolationism at a time when international cooperation in health could not be more important. The state of pandemic preparedness and the necessary steps for protecting the people throughout the world was […]

Rob Mosbacher and George Ingram: Development Finance: Filling Today’s Funding Gap

The Business and Sustainable Development Commission, Chaired by Lord Mark Malloch-Brown and comprised of business leaders from around the world, reports that it will likely require around $2.4 trillion a year of additional investment to achieve the sustainable development goals (SDGs) by 2030. It also estimates that achieving those goals could open up as much […]