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Governance & Accountability

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For Diplomacy That Looks Like the United States, Civil Society Must Lead by Example

September 28, 2018 Alex Johnson, Stefanie Brown James

To improve its foreign policy and national security decision-making, the United States needs a State Department and a national security workforce that reflects the diversity of its citizens.

What Is Illiberal Civil Society?

August 24, 2018 Adam Hug

Throughout much of the former Soviet Union, reactionary forces are using the tools and methods of civil society in order to attack people’s rights, weaken democracy, and roll back progress.

What Accountability Really Means

August 9, 2018 Megan Colnar

No healthy civil society can exist without a foundation of public trust. Accountability Lab’s Blair Glencorse explains how his group is investing in the next generation of responsible, ethical, and devoted public servants.