The politics of United States disaster response Academic Article uri icon


  • US foreign disaster assistance has been drawn into an increasingly intimate connection with American foreign policy by the geometric increase in the incidence of complex humanitarian emergencies, by the growing use of food as a weapon of war and the diplomatic interventions needed to guarantee access to it, by the increasingly intense State Department focus on these emergencies, and by the institutional weaknesses of the United Nations in responding to disasters. This article examines the intersection of foreign policy and disaster assistance in the context of the new world order. -from Author

published proceedings

  • Mediterranean Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Natsios, A. S

complete list of authors

  • Natsios, AS

publication date

  • January 1995