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How the United States Can Support Armenia’s Fledgling Democracy

January 16, 2019 Tatevik Khachatryan

The people of Armenia have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to enact sweeping anticorruption and criminal justice reforms. Here’s what U.S. policymakers can do to help.

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.