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Former Senator Lugar urges enduring US-Pakistan partnership

By: Business Recorder | 20-Aug-2014
WASHINGTON: Acknowledging Pakistan's vital importance to regional stability and US national security interests, former US Senator Richard Lugar has called for sustained American support for the South Asian country's efforts towards economic development and security. . . . . READ MORE

Senator Lugar discusses cooperation with Russia on HuffPost Live

By: HuffPost Live | 07-Aug-2014
Former Senator Richard Lugar discusses whether nuclear nonproliferation cooperation with Russia is possible in the current diplomatic climate—and whether the world is in nuclear danger. . . . . READ MORE

Senator Lugar comments on the potential for continued U.S.-Russian cooperation to secure dangerous nuclear material

By: The Boston Globe | 05-Aug-2014
Former senator Richard Lugar, one of the original architects of the US-Russia cooperation, predicted the work will now be far more haphazard — "a month-to-month deliberation at this point." He held out hope the cooperation could weather the storm over Ukraine. "I would hope so," Lugar said in an interview, “in terms of Russian security as well as world security.” . . . . READ MORE

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Saving Lives Through Efficient Food Aid Delivery

By: Sen. Richard G. Lugar (Ret.) | 07-May-2014
Early this year our government made real progress in improving the way we provide food aid to chronically hungry people and those in crises. Unfortunately, recent actions by the House of Representatives threaten to undermine important reforms that would make food aid programs more effective and efficient. If the House action stands, the result will be more hungry people in the world, less efficiency in U.S. food assistance programs, and reduced benefit to U.S. diplomacy from these programs. . . . . READ MORE

Aid Effectiveness: The Way Forward for Donors and Recipients

By: Sen. Richard G. Lugar (Ret.) | 25-Apr-2014
The Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network (MFAN) recently issued a new report, The Way Forward: A Reform Agenda for 2014 and Beyond. This policy paper is the first major product of a reformulated MFAN, and it underscores the core mission of the organization. MFAN was formed in 2008 as a coalition of organizations and leading think tanks that work with or frequently intersect U.S. development programs. MFAN functions as an advocate for policies that make U.S. foreign assistance more effective and transparent. . . . . READ MORE

The Lugar Center Launches Resources for Researchers

By: Lori Rowley and Dr. Connie Veillette | 24-Apr-2014
Global food security is indeed a complex issue. If you are unfamiliar with it or wonder what it really means, we encourage you to read a brief overview of the problem on the Global Food Security tab of our webpage. Because numerous hurdles and complexities exacerbate the challenge of achieving a food secure world, we have developed a new set of documents we are calling Resources for Researchers that we hope may better inform policy-makers, educators and citizens about the issue. With this effort, we hope to live up to our mandate to bring evidence to bear on difficult issues confronting the United States and the world. . . . . READ MORE

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