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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera

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After Decades of Conflict, Colombia Could Finally Be on the Precipice of Peace

March 23, 2016 | María Victoria Llorente

Colombia is nearing a historic peace agreement with the leftist guerrilla group FARC, but will face many obstacles in implementing the deal.

Brussels’s Response to Attacks Under Scrutiny

March 22, 2016 | Neil Campbell

Two capitals in one: a joint Belgian and European response is how we defeat terrorism.

Paraguayans Embrace Their Right to Information

March 17, 2016 | Ezequiel Santagada

Paraguay’s new access to information law, enacted with the support of civil society organizations, has been used to uncover corruption across various government agencies.

The Strange Invincibility of Corruption in Albania

March 9, 2016 | Fabian Zhilla

After 25 years of democracy, the country may finally be on the verge of putting a dent in its most persistent problem.

How a 20-Year Investment in Housing Helped Transform Post-Apartheid South Africa

February 26, 2016 | Nhlanhla Mjoli-Mncube

As the Open Society Foundations’ partnership with NURCHA comes to a close, we look back at what was accomplished.

What Scalia Would Have Wanted the Senate to Do

February 26, 2016 | Danyelle Solomon

Justice Scalia decried the intrusion of politics into judicial appointments. The Senate should follow his lead.

Finding a Silver Lining in the UK Surveillance Controversy

February 23, 2016 | Carolyn O’Neil

Amid the intense debate over the UK’s proposed Investigatory Powers Bill, members of parliament are backing stronger protections for whistleblowers.

You Can’t Bomb Your Way to Peace

February 19, 2016 | Larry Attree

A new series of reports shows the futility of using direct force to pursue global stability.

Nepal’s Culture of Impunity Is Derailing Its Human Rights Investigations

February 12, 2016 | Som Niroula, Neetu Pokharel

Nearly 40 commissions have dug into the atrocities committed during the country’s internal conflicts. Nearly none of their recommendations have been implemented.

How Albania Is Reforming Its Troubled Justice System

February 11, 2016 | Andi Dobrushi

There is growing pressure on Albania to execute the fixes that virtually everyone agrees are sorely needed.

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