A new online tool makes it easier (but no less unsettling) to see where American military aid goes around the world. We should use it to promote informed debate.
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Award-winning constitutional scholar David Cole discusses his new book, Engines of Liberty, which explores how citizen activists have successfully shaped constitutional law.
As part of the Open Society Institute–Baltimore’s Talking About Race series, panelists discuss what meaningful change in Baltimore would look like on the anniversary of the Baltimore Uprising.
This expert panel will explore the record of conditionality on U.S. aid to Afghanistan and the practical steps that can be taken to improve implementation of U.S. laws relating to military assistance.
Since 2008, it’s been illegal for the United States to support militaries that use child soldiers, but a special provision of the law effectively renders it toothless.
Justice Scalia decried the intrusion of politics into judicial appointments. The Senate should follow his lead.
An expert panel discusses alternative approaches to combating terrorism—including less reliance on the military, a tougher line on bad governance, and closer work with civil society.