Posted on June 15, 2016 by Palmer Gibbs
The conversation continues into the 2016 presidential election.
Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has focused his comments about foreign policy on halting immigration, whether by building a wall in between the U.S. and Mexico or by temporarily stopping the migration of Muslims into America.
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, has said she believes the U.S. needs to take on a leadership role in international politics. She has proposed diplomacy work with allies, and an increased air campaign against ISIS strongholds in Iraq and Syria.
The wide array of foreign policy positions and ideas indicate there are a lot of ways the United States can be involved on the international stage. With this in mind, Graphiq politics site InsideGov decided to examine which countries receive the most foreign aid from the U.S. Using the most recent data available from the United States Agency for International Development, InsideGov ranked the 25 countries that receive the most total foreign financial assistance from the U.S., listing countries from smallest to largest total received.
Foreign assistance includes loans, contracts and grants, but not debt forgiveness. The data source categorizes assistance as either economic or military, and covers U.S. assistance from 1946 to 2014. Dollar figures in the story are inflation-adjusted to 2014.
#15. Democratic Republic of the Congo
#6. South Sudan