U.S. Foreign Assistance to the Middle East: Historical Background, Recent Trends, and the FY2010 Request

24 11 2009

URL: http://opencrs.com/document/RL32260/. Source: Library of Congress.

This report is an overview of U.S. foreign assistance to the Middle East from FY2005 to FY2009, and of the FY2010 budget request. It includes a brief history of aid to the region, a review of foreign aid levels, a description of selected country programs, and an analysis of current foreign aid issues. It will be updated periodically to reflect recent developments. For foreign aid terminology and acronyms, please see the glossary appended to this report. For policymakers, foreign assistance plays a key role in advancing U.S. foreign policy goals in the Middle East.



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