U.S. Foreign Aid to East and South Asia: Selected Recipients
CRS Report, January 3, 2007, online edition, 43p
"Since the war on terrorism began in 2001, and the Bush Administration’s
Millennium Challenge Account (MCA) and Global HIV/AIDS Initiative (GHAI)
were initiated in 2004, the United States has increased foreign aid spending dramatically in some regions. The United States has raised military, economic, and development assistance primarily for counterterrorism objectives in the East Asia- Pacific (EAP) and South Asia regions, with Pakistan, India, the Philippines, and Indonesia receiving the bulk of the increases. This report analyzes annual budget justifications and legislation for foreign operations and discusses U.S. foreign aid trends, programs, and restrictions in 16 East Asian and South Asian countries." Thomas Lum is Specialist in Asian Affairs Foreign Affairs, Defense, and Trade Division.
Go to the report at: http://fpc.state.gov/documents/organization/81357.pdf
H3/02-07 Posted March 19,07