One way to find articles is to use research databases that index and describe articles which makes it easier to search for them. The databases often provide the text of the article or a way to find the article through other library sources.
Academic Search Premier This searches for both scholarly journals, magazines and newspapers.
CQ Researcher and CQ Global Researcher provide great, balanced overviews of both domestic and international issues and serves as an excellent springboard to more resources, articls and books. CQ Researcher has a June 17, 2011 report on "Foreign Aid and National Security". It has some nice graphics and background on U.S. foreign aid in general.
Access World News searches for newspaper articles from around the world.
World News Connection Archive searches all kinds of media from a country and translates it to English if it is in another language.
Business Source Premier Use business databases for topics related to the intersection of business and politics, such as globalization.
Columbia International Affairs Online (CIAO) Edited site that publishes "a wide range of scholarship from 1991 onward that includes working papers from university research institutes, occasional papers series from NGOs, foundation-funded research projects, proceedings from conferences, books, journals and policy briefs."
LexisNexis Academic Rich source of full-text newspaper and magazine articles, as well as lawand medical sources.
Roper Center iPOLL is a comprehensive and up-to-date source for United States public opinion data. The iPOLL database is designed so that users can locate and examine responses to questions asked on national surveys on a wide range of topics.