Friday, August 06, 2010

Can aid win hearts and minds?

One article leads to some of the latest ponderings on the age-old question of whether aid can win hearts-and-minds:

Can Hearts and Minds Be Bought? The Economics of Counterinsurgency in Iraq

Do they think we're stupid? Local perceptions of US 'hearts and minds' activities in Kenya

Afghanistan war: How USAID loses hearts and minds