International/Foreign Affairs

05 Mar 2014

A Donor Discussion on Climate Change and Food Resilience with Contributions from Global Indigenous Representatives

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 -
10:45am to 1:30pm
Philanthropy New York
This session will address the vital role funders play to bring Indigenous Peoples’ contributions into high spheres of influence and in a partnership role. Funders will hear firsthand from Indigenous representatives from Asia, South America, and...

Lessons in Rapid Response: What Funders Can Learn from the Unaccompanied Children Humanitarian Situation

Publication date: 
05/2017
This brief provides an overview of the philanthropic response and documents best practices and lessons learned that can inform current and future efforts to address the needs of immigrants and refugees in California and across the nation.

Advancing Human Rights: Update on Global Foundation Grantmaking, Key Findings - 2017 Edition

Publication date: 
02/2017
This fourth annual report explores 2014 human rights grantmaking by funder, region, issue, population, and strategy. To provide a more complete picture of giving for human rights, this report also includes data on bilateral and multilateral aid.
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Aleppo’s Bitter Lessons

Publication date: 
01/2017
WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW Syrian rebels’ loss of east Aleppo was a grave blow to the opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad. Even late in 2016, the Syrian opposition and its foreign sponsors thought rebels could hang on in besieged east Aleppo for six months or a year. Instead, their defense of the city collapsed in weeks. Russia and Iran’s full-bore intervention in support of the regime—a commitment rebel backers were unwilling to match—seems to have been the main cause for east Aleppo’s fall, although rebels’ weakness and dysfunction sped the process. The lessons that rebels take away from...
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A Syria Policy for Trump’s America

Publication date: 
12/2016
Continuing U.S. involvement in Syria and support for the Syrian opposition mostly would have made sense in more cynical terms. America could not proxy-war its way to an inclusive, stable end-state in Syria, but it could bloody the Assad regime and its allies, Russia and Iran, and frustrate their brutal campaign to retake Syria.
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