Examines trends and debates over the past three decades concerning the appropriate level of funding for U.S. foreign policy programs. Reviews international affairs discretionary budget authority, international affairs budget as a percent of total U.S. discretionary funds, foreign assistance component of the international affairs budget, and the Department of State and public diplomacy. Covers bilateral foreign aid spending patterns related to core bilateral development assistance, humanitarian assistance, political/security economic assistance, military assistance, and foreign assistance to Africa. Includes tables and graphs.
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Microfiche version: Library of Congress. Congressional Research Service. Foreign Policy Budget Trends