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Saving Lives, Securing Interests: Reflections on Humanitarian Response and U.S. Foreign Policy

Eric Schwartz reflects on the role of the U.S. in humanitarianism abroad.

Furthermore, if the United States is to be a credible interlocutor with foreign governments on humanitarian assistance, we must seek to practice at home what we preach abroad. That means working harder to ease the burdens faced by newly arriving refugees, by expanding our aid to states, localities, and nongovernmental organizations seeking to ease their transitions, as well as ensuring that our own practices on issues such as detention of asylum seekers are consistent with the behaviors that we are urging on others.

Public Administration Review
March 1, 2012

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