US, UN, IMF: Forced Friends?

The leverage of organizations such as the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and World Bank is decreasing as the number of donors grows. Still, the United States is "re-engaging" with multilateral institutions, says Parag Khanna, director of the Global Governance Initiative and New America Foundation senior research fellow.

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  • Mark Maathuis

    Mark Maathuis worked as an international correspondent for United Press International and reported for several Dutch magazines and Web sites on American politics, the "war on terror" and legal issues. He holds two master's degrees, one in journalism from American University and the other in civil law from Leiden University. Mark joined Devex in November 2007 as a fellow in our Washington, D.C., office and continued to contribute to our Web site the following year. He is a native speaker of Dutch, fluent in English, proficient in French and German, and speaks basic Italian.