U.S. Considers Tying Foreign Aid to Religious Freedom
Should foreign aid be conditioned on religious freedom?
President Trump is considering conditioning foreign aid on religious freedom. This proposed change in U.S. policy could complicate relations with countries like Egypt and India. The proposal is expected to cover U.S. humanitarian assistance, and could also be broadened to include military aid to other countries. But experts on U.S. aid warn that picking and choosing which countries to punish could be a very difficult task. The proposal is expected to cover U.S. humanitarian and development assistance and could also be broadened to include American military aid to other countries. Were that to happen, the new policy could have a major effect in a range of places, including Egypt and India.
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