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From the Front Lines of Ferguson

April 10, 2015by Terrance Pitts

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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

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.

In Leviathan, a World Governed by Unwritten Rules

February 23, 2015 | by Goran Buldioski

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

In Hundreds of Photos and Videos, Maidan’s Atrocities Take Shape

February 20, 2015 | by Roman Romanov

A trove of evidence has emerged detailing the crimes committed against Ukraine’s protesters one year ago. Now the International Criminal Court must act.

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Ukraine’s Grassroots Movement of Job Finders

February 20, 2015 | by Iryna Koval

When the HR department of a Kyiv company was fired for protesting, they joined the movement full-time and started doing what they do best: finding people jobs.

Have You Been Spied On? Here’s How to Find Out.

February 19, 2015 | by Eric King

A landmark court ruling will allow citizens to search for their personal information in the files of Britain’s intelligence agency.

How “Emotional Intelligence” Can Enhance EU Democracy

February 17, 2015 | by Heather Grabbe

The EU needs to restore its democratic legitimacy by responding to public apathy and anger with emotional intelligence, and to offer solutions that feel relevant to people outside the Brussels bubble.

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Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive

February 13, 2015 | by Stephen Hubbell, Madawi al-Rasheed

Threatened by hostile neighbors and collapsing oil prices, the infamously oppressive kingdom is struggling to maintain its regional dominance.

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.

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