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Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch

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Will the United States Lead or Follow on International Drug Reform?

September 19, 2014 | by Kasia Malinowska-Sempruch
A new U.S. drug czar should put his office’s weight behind international drug policy reform now. Whether he will is an open question.

The Urgent Need to Confront Ebola

September 17, 2014 | by Chris Stone
It may take some time to turn the tide against Ebola, but the resilience and commitment of civil society remains strong.
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Lessons from the White Working Class Community in Stockholm

August 28, 2014 | by Antonia Zafeiri
The municipality of Botkyrka was the focus of an Open Society report on white working class communities in Stockholm. The report’s authors discuss how majority Swedes experience Sweden’s demographic change.

Understanding Ferguson

August 19, 2014 | by Allison Brown
Understanding the root causes of crises like the one taking place in Ferguson, Missouri, is the first step toward preventing them.

Japan’s State Secrecy Law Faulted in Human Rights Review

August 13, 2014 | by Sandra Coliver
The United Nations Human Rights Committee in Geneva has said Tokyo’s restrictive new secrecy legislation falls short on global standards.

Tell the Truth About CIA Torture

August 6, 2014 | by Stephen Rickard
With the likely release of the Senate report on CIA torture this fall, all of us will have the chance to understand what happened and to make sure that it never happens again.

How Democratic Transition Can Unfold in Ukraine

July 23, 2014 | by Leonard Benardo
In Ukraine, the change ushered in on the Maidan is now being channeled into plans for better governance, law enforcement, justice, energy, macroeconomic development, health, and education.

Ensure Space for Civil Society at the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit

July 22, 2014 | by Peter Chapman, Jeggan Grey-Johnson
If U.S. and African governments are serious about using the summit to foster meaningful trade and development, civil society must be afforded a seat at the table.

An Uncertain Future for Women and Girls in Afghanistan

July 11, 2014 | by Wendy Patten
As the U.S. combat mission in Afghanistan comes to an end, the future progress of women and girls is uncertain.

Facing the Past and Apology

July 10, 2014 | by Gökçe Tüylüoğlu
An online exhibition invites visitors to consider the personal and political aspects of apology.

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