UN Plaza: Fixing US Foreign Aid (Plus, bonus counter-insurgency critique)

In this edition of UN Plaza, I speak with Michael Cohen, a senior research fellow at the New America Foundation.  In the first half of the diavlog we chat about a new report on democracy building and U.S. foreign assistance, co-authored by Cohen and Maria Figueroa Kupcu.  Then, we switch gears and talk about Michael’s beef with the growing affinity for counter-insurgency among American national security policymakers.  Have a watch!  And for those in the DC area, Michael will be discussing the report in an event at the New America Foundation on Wednesday.