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Open Society Foundations activities in the South Caucasus, Central Asia, and Mongolia promote social progress and human rights by supporting programs, research, advocacy, and local organizations addressing issues such as democratic governance, human rights, and transparency and accountability.

Recent Work

Briefing Paper
2014 and Beyond: Priorities for the European Union

This briefing paper presents policy areas that require an effective EU response and where Open Society has expertise as a donor and advocate of human rights and universal values.

Voices
No Summer Break: Repression in and around Russia Has Been Heating Up

The large-scale crises we see around the world today began with the kind of arrests, censorship, and everyday repression happening in Russia and the surrounding region.

Voices
How Police Can Arrest the Spread of HIV  

Across the globe, HIV rates are climbing among sex workers and people who use drugs. A novel approach to law enforcement is changing that.

Voices
U.S. Must Prove Its Commitment to Human Rights in Central Asia
The U.S. government must deliverer clearer and more emphatic messages in support of human rights in Central Asia.
Event
Promoting Resilience or Repression? Support for Central Asian Security Forces  

Dmitry Gorenburg and a panel of experts look at the long-term impact of external support for Central Asian military and security forces on stability in the region.

Event
Promoting Resilience or Repression? Support for Central Asian Security Forces (Washington, D.C., Event)

Dmitry Gorenburg and a panel of experts look at the long-term impact of external support for Central Asian military and security forces on stability in the region.

Open Society People

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