John Glaser, editorial assistant at The American Conservative magazine, discusses his article “Exporting Tyranny through Foreign Aid;” the Arab Spring rebellions being put down by autocrats supported by US money and weapons; how NATO intervention has extended the Libyan War and given the rebels an incentive to refuse ceasefire negotiations; how foreign aid is used to achieve policy goals, not for humanitarian purposes; buying up Middle East despots on the (relative) cheap to gain significant influence in regional politics; and the 150 countries (out of around 192 total) that receive some amount of US aid.

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