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Mr. Al Mariam, You Are Not Still the Smartest Person in the Room (Part 2): We challenge you to do better

   By the Strathink Editorial Team In his relentless pursuit of untruths, Mr. Al Mariam has taken on an internationally renowned expert on famine, Dr. Alex de Waal. Dr. de Waal has spent the last thirty some years studying famine—and not from the comfort of his desk. Dr. de Waal has spent a great deal […]

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Mr. Al Mariam: You are not the smartest person in the room

  by the Strathink Editorial Team For a long time now, Strathink has chosen not to respond to the many articles written by Alemayehu G. Mariam, or Al Mariam as he seems to prefer being called. We found his articles, frankly speaking, infantile—his frequent use and misuse of American slang, his pretentious allusions to often […]

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The ‘Girl Boss’ Of USAID Has $22 Billion To Spend And A Tight Deadline

From NPR by MALAKA GHARIB Gayle Smith in her office at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. Victoria Sarno Jordan/NPR They called her Mr. Smith. When the newly installed USAID chief Gayle Smith was at a conference in Africa recently, the local leaders didn’t recognize the gender of her name. So they gave her a […]

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Gayle Smith’s beginning of the end

By Michael Igoe @AlterIgoe Gayle Smith, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development. Photo by: Remy Steinegger / World Economic Forum / CC BY-NC-SA Gayle Smith will use her tenure as administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development to “lock in” initiatives introduced by President Barack Obama and to build a strengthened agency, capable of holding its own in Washington’s […]

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USAID Administrator Gayle Smith: Briefing on Announcement of New Measures To Address the Drought in Ethiopia

  Special Briefing John Kirby Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs USAID Administrator Gayle Smith Washington, DC March 3, 2016 MR KIRBY: Afternoon, everybody. Today at the briefing I’ve got a special guest who’s going to kick it off for us – USAID Administrator Gayle Smith, who you all have seen before. She’s going to […]

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Senate Confirms Gayle E. Smith as Head of U.S.A.I.D.

Gayle E. Smith at a meeting with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. in November 2014. MANUEL BALCE CENETA / ASSOCIATED PRESS By RON NIXON NOVEMBER 30, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Senate on Monday voted to confirm Gayle E. Smith, a former national security aide to President Obama, to lead the United States Agency for International Development, the […]

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Senate Confirmation Vote Set on Gayle Smith for USAID

New York Times Photo The White House adviser Gayle Smith attending a meeting with Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr last year.Credit Manuel Balce Ceneta/Associated Press Getting back to business post-Thanksgiving, the Senate is scheduled to vote Monday evening on the stalled nomination of Gayle Smith to be administrator of the United States Agency for International […]

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Senator Ted Cruz Blocks Gayle Smith Confirmation

In April this year the Obama administration nominated Gayle Smith to become the head of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID). Ms Smith was not a controversial appointment–she has worked for USAID and the State Department. She drew favourable comments from Republican senators in the Foreign Relations Committee and her nomination was passed without […]

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Strathink Endorses President Obama’s Pick for USAID Administrator: Gayle Smith

(Re-posted) Last week President Obama announced his decision to appoint National Security Advisor Gayle Smith as USAID’s next administrator, pending approval by the Senate. Strathink hopes that the approval process goes quickly. A number of people have publicly opposed the President’s nomination, including Washington Post journalist Howard French and economist William Easterly. Why? Mr. French […]

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Gayle Smith’s bid to run USAID hits a snag

Read strathink.net’s endorsement of Gayle Smith for USAID Administrator here. By Molly Anders Gayle Smith, U.S. President Barack Obama’s nominee to lead the U.S. Agency for International Development, still awaits confirmation. Photo by: Laura Elizabeth Pohl / Bread for the World / CC BY-NC In April, Gayle Smith was nominated by U.S. President Barack Obama to serve as the next administrator of […]

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