National security. Humanitarian relief. Global Prosperity. Democracy Promotion. These are the goals we think should inform our foreign policy. But moneyed interests, from military contractors to political opportunists in developing countries, increasingly play into the U.S. foreign policy agenda. Global engagement should never place profit above peace, but money can also be a powerful tool to shape the behavior of other players, to incentivize development, and to provide crucial humanitarian aid. How does money play a part -- both positive and detrimental -- in molding America's role in the world?
Cole Bockenfeld, Deputy Director for Policy, Project on Middle East Democracy
Peter Harrell, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security
Farahnaz Ispahani, Author and Former Member, Pakistan National Assembly