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A General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | by Chris Stone
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What Colombia Can Teach France About Political Cartoons

January 28, 2015 | by Maria Teresa Ronderos

Five Years After Citizens United, Signs of a Backlash

January 27, 2015 | by Sarah Knight

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A General’s Guide to Building Open Societies

January 29, 2015 | by Chris Stone

General Balananda Sharma of the Nepalese Army, who led the demobilization of combatants after Nepal’s civil war, offers a roadmap for other countries trying to do the same.

Five Years After Citizens United, Signs of a Backlash

January 27, 2015 | by Sarah Knight

A coalition of unlikely allies is forming to oppose the free flow of dark money in political campaigns.

Grantee Spotlight

Accountability in Greece Should Not Stop at Elections

January 26, 2015 | by Stefanos Loukopoulos

Greece has voted in a new anti-austerity leadership. A new website aims to hold those leaders accountable and let the Greek electorate interact with them directly.

Justice and Growth Go Hand in Hand

January 22, 2015 | by George Soros

Access to justice not only ensures citizens can fully participate in their society—it’s also a key pillar of equitable development.

How a Legal Identity Leads to a Better Life

January 22, 2015 | by Neetu Pokharel, Som Niroula

A collaboration between government and civil society groups is making sure that every citizen of Nepal can access the documentation that grants them their basic rights.

Stamping Out Violence to Make Room for Growth

January 22, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

Brazil has achieved historic reductions in poverty. Now, the country has identified improved public safety as a way toward sustainable development.

The Link Between Functioning Toilets and Justice

January 21, 2015 | by Fatima Hassan

In Cape Town’s informal settlements, people face the threat of assault, rape, and murder simply because they don’t have access to a secure toilet near their home.

Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

January 20, 2015 | by Libby McVeigh, Alex Tinsley

The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.

Grantee Spotlight

Building an Open Burma Through Medical Ethics

December 22, 2014 | by Sebastian Krueger

Professor Myaing Myaing Nyunt says that something as simple as teaching doctors and students about consent forms will encourage democratic transition.

Fortifying Africa Against Instability Caused by Climate Change

December 22, 2014 | by Firmin Mbala

As rising temperatures throw parts of the continent into chaos, an initiative aims to build resilience to the deadly conflicts catalyzed by a shifting climate.

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