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Ukraine: The Road Ahead

April 22, 2014 | by Leonard Benardo
It is more important than ever to support an independent Ukraine—one empowered to decide its own future.

At the UN, New Voices Call for an End to the Drug War

April 18, 2014 | by Karolina Walecik
More governments around the world are pushing for drug policies that respect human rights, promote public health, and reduce crime.

Remembering Peter Bell

April 15, 2014 | by Chris Stone
Peter Bell, who died on April 4, may have done more to shape American philanthropy over the last five decades than perhaps any of his contemporaries.

When Italians Were the Ones Being Called “Dirty Beggars”

April 10, 2014 | by Zeljko Jovanovic
In Italy today, the Roma face a level of racism and bigotry that would have been familiar to Italian immigrants to the United States over a century ago.

Three Ways to Build Upon Roma Progress

April 8, 2014 | by George Soros
The Roma have made progress, but there is much more to be done. These programs with a proven track record can improve on current conditions.
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Where an Open Society Scholarship Can Take You

April 8, 2014 | by Thomas Wilson
Open Society Scholarships alumni Corina Ajder of Moldova and Khatuna Ioselani of Georgia discuss the impact their scholarships have had on their career choices and beyond.

Keep the Spirit of the Maidan Alive

April 7, 2014 | by George Soros
We are witnessing the birth of a new Ukraine—with a limitless future made possible by people willing to sacrifice their lives for their country. But realizing that future won't be easy.

Guatemalan Judge Faces Retaliation over Role in Genocide Trial

April 7, 2014 | by Emi MacLean
Judge Yassmin Barrios presided over the genocide trial of Guatemala's former dictator Efrain Rios Montt. Now she is under attack by his allies.

Improving the Rights of Roma in Italy

April 7, 2014 | by Elena Cavassa, Anna Felicia Nardandrea
An Italian campaign is calling for the closure of "nomad" camps where Roma people are forced to live.

The Politics of Fear: Latin America Backslides on Excessive Pretrial Detention

April 1, 2014 | by Robert Varenik
Denying pretrial release to suspects, regardless of the potential threat, has become a favored strategy for politicians eager to present themselves as "tough on crime".

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