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Governance & Accountability

Governance & Accountability

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Open Society Voices

The Tricky Practice—and Vast Potential—of Public Polling in Burma

April 15, 2015 by Kathy Frankovic

A new study shows that even in a society where freedom of expression is restricted, pollsters can learn a lot about what people want from their government.

The Human Cost of Secret U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

April 13, 2015 by Amrit Singh, Jonathan Horowitz 7

Courageous on-the-ground researchers give the world a look at the reality of a counterterrorism strategy that some in the U.S. government would argue is a model program.

Three Things You Didn’t Know Are in the CIA Torture Report

April 9, 2015 by Katherine Hawkins

The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to release a long-awaited report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention program on April 3, 2014. Here are three stories in the report that the media missed.

Open Society People

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Director, Open Society Initiative for Europe
Open Society Initiative for Europe
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Jeff Goldstein
Senior Policy Analyst, Eurasia
Open Society Foundations–Washington, D.C., Open Society Policy Center

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