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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.

Grantee Spotlight

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.

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.

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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.

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