Sunday, June 14, 2015

US is furious that Pakistan is critical of NGOs: are NGOs not independent of Western governments always?

From a reader: ""Pakistani authorities expelled the U.S.-based aid agency Save the Children from the country on Thursday," "But the move appeared to be related to long-standing allegations of Save the Children’s ties to the Pakistani physician recruited to help the CIA gain information about Osama bin Laden’s whereabouts prior to the 2011 U.S. military mission that killed him in northwestern Pakistan."

"This article examines how information-sharing between the government and the NGO sector has evolved and considers whether changes in that relationship are warranted, even needed, for accomplishing the shared objective of improved international response to conflicts and other crises in weak states."