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Is It Possible to Do Justice in Guatemala?

The former attorney general of Guatemala discusses whether it is possible today to change Guatemala’s culture of impunity.

Can Investigative Journalism Flourish in the Arab World?

Secretive governments and social norms that discourage debate have held back quality journalism in many Arab countries. A new initiative aims to change that.

Trials, Tribulations, and Tantalizing Possibilities in the New Ukraine  

Svitlana Zalishchuk, a Maidan activist and now a parliamentarian in the Rada, discusses challenges reformers face in creating a “New Ukraine” in the context of war in the Eastern part of the country.

Prison and Persecution in Turkmenistan

This discussion looks at the condition of human rights in Turkmenistan, one of the world’s most repressive and least transparent countries.

Briefing Paper
When “Trust but Verify” Is Not Enough: Continued Pressure Is Needed to End Forced Labor in Uzbekistan

The United States and the international community must continue to pressure Uzbekistan to stop forced labor practices to harvest cotton.

In Leviathan, a World Governed by Unwritten Rules

Critics see the Oscar-nominated film as a cautionary tale of corruption, but the forces depicted in Leviathan are far more insidious.

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