If the US doesn’t lead on foreign assistance, who will?

People stand beside a truck loaded with sacks of flour received from The United States Agency for International Development (USAID).

Merrell Tuck-Primdahl, communications director for the Global Economy and Development program at Brookings, interviews participants from the 15th annual Brookings Blum Roundtable. This year’s roundtable focused on U.S. leadership in foreign assistance, China’s influence and ambitions, how to support development on the ground, and more.  

Also in this episode, Molly Reynolds describes what members of the House and Senate will be doing in the upcoming weeks while Congress should be on its annual August recess.

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Thanks to audio producer Gaston Reboredo with assistance from Mark Hoelscher, and to producers Brennan Hoban and Chris McKenna. Additional support comes from Jessica Pavone, Eric Abalahin, Camilo Ramirez, and Emily Horne.

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