Both aid and sanctions are deeply imbedded in United States foreign policies and are employed to reinforce and support all aspects of our international objectives, according to Peter Morici of the University of Maryland. Morici, moderating the fourth discussion in the 2002 Reuters Forum: Critical Issues in Global Economics presented by the Graduate School of Journalism, introduces two goals of American foreign policy: security and projection of American values to promote human rights, rule of law and market capitalism. James Fallows of the Atlantic Monthly, explores how the varied non-economic interests, positive and negative, chronic and acute, can be advanced by the great economic power at the disposal of the United States. John Birlelund of UBS Warburg suggests that the United States does not really live up to its claims in the area of aid while James Clad of the U.S. Agency for International Development (AID) provides a perspective of who benefits from United States assistance.
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