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Middle East

In the Middle East, the Open Society Foundations focus on providing grants to organizations addressing issues of governance and rights, media and information, women’s empowerment, education, and arts and culture.

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Open Society Voices

The Reform U.S. Drone Policy Really Needs

September 1, 2017 Alex Humphrey

As the new administration continues to adjust U.S. national security policy to its strategy, it is essential that regulations placed on drone strikes in order to protect civilians are strengthened—not weakened—for the future.

The Lebanese Nationality Law That Leaves Children Stateless

January 11, 2017 Christine Chamoun

A generation of children will grow up without a country because Lebanese mothers with foreign-born husbands cannot pass on their nationality to their children.

U.S. Assistance to the Middle East Is Drying Up When the Region Needs It Most

July 18, 2016 Stephen McInerney

President Obama says America stands with civil society in the Middle East, but declining funding for democracy and governance there tells a different story.