Articles by Don D'Cruz

Poverty, Aid and Terror

Does poverty cause terrorism? The United Nations seems to think so. Or, at least that's what a recently released report -- The Inequality Predicament: Report on the World Social Situation 2005 -- says. According to the report, the growing... Read More

Known Unknowns in the World of Aid

The tsunami disaster struck a chord with people around world. This is reflected by the staggering donations made to non-government organisations (NGOs) engaged in foreign aid. In the United States, close to $1 billion was raised. In the Great Britain,... Read More

"We Cannot Have the Same Expectations of the Terrorists..."

Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International, has labelled Guantanamo Bay the "gulag of our times," in her foreword to the most recent Amnesty International Annual Report. This illustrates how the world's most famous human rights non-government organisati Read More

The Trouble with NGOs in Afghanistan

Afghanistan's planning minister, Dr. Ramazan Bashar Dost, was forced to resign recently after a series of disputes with non-government organizations (NGOs. The western educated technocrat has discovered the extent to which NGOs are held beyond criticism. Dr. Bashar Read More

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