Samantha Nutt

Should NGOs take the Corporate Bait?

Should NGOs take the Corporate Bait?

Recently, Samantha wrote an op-ed in The Globe and Mail that sparked debate across the aid sector. Samantha focused her piece on the recent partnership between three Canadians NGOs and top Canadian mining firms. “The recession has been brutal to those who are reliant on humanitarian assistance for their very survival. European governments have, not [...]

Damned Nations Stimulates Lively Discussion

Damned Nations Stimulates Lively Discussion

The discussion surrounding Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid continues to rouse important conversation about war, its impacts and how we might go about doing development differently. This insightful recent interview with The Agenda’s Steve Paiken is a must watch. For those  of you who are auditory learners, be sure to listen to this interesting [...]

Introducing Damned Nations

Introducing Damned Nations

I’ve been writing Damned Nations for sixteen years. Not literally, of course. The actual process of sitting down and hammering it out lasted eight excruciating months, especially because the global landscape kept shifting in dramatic ways. When I started, Bin Laden was still at large, Mubarek was the third largest recipient of American military aid, and [...]