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How Civil Society Can Best Support Inclusive Education

October 12, 2018 Nabina Panday, Olga Yarova
Throughout Central Asia and Eastern Europe, parents of children with disabilities are struggling against bureaucracy, ignorance, and neglect. To fix this, civil society must build more spaces for advocacy and collaboration.

A New Ambassador Offers a Chance to Start Again

October 3, 2018 Joshua Russell, Aigoul Abdoubaetova

U.S. Ambassador Donald Lu arrives in Kyrgyzstan at an unusual and precarious moment. But before he can get to work in support of Kyrgyzstan's drive to strengthen the rule of law, he'll need to address a lingering issue.

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.