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Inclusive Education Reform Presents a Litmus Test for the Czech Republic

November 13, 2017Ostalinda Maya Ovalle, Štěpán Drahokoupil
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Is Judicial Independence Finally Coming to Kyrgyzstan?

November 16, 2017Shamil Ibragimov, Joshua Russell
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After the Storm: Building a Better Houston

November 3, 2017John Henneberger

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In the Information Battle with Post-Soviet States, the West Is Losing Ground

April 17, 2017 | Adam Hug

A new report examines how propaganda and disinformation are being disseminated across Ukraine, Russia, Georgia, and elsewhere, including across Europe and America—and what can be done about it.

U.S. Must Prove Its Commitment to Human Rights in Central Asia

May 20, 2014 | Judith Mazdra
The U.S. government must deliverer clearer and more emphatic messages in support of human rights in Central Asia.

Four Photographers Share Their Visions for Change

November 13, 2013 | Anna Overstrom-Coleman

Four photographers have been awarded Audience Engagement Grants to work with young people in New York City and the Lakota Nation, Kyrgyz migrants, and people with disabilities.

Police, Overdose, and Moral Responsibility

August 15, 2012 | Roxanne Saucier, Azzi Momenghalibaf

In many countries, people who use drugs are compelled to make the harsh choice between saving a friend who is overdosing and risking arrest.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, or Transgender: Human Rights Are Human Rights

December 16, 2011 | David Scamell

A landmark report by the UN Commissioner for Human Rights documents serious human rights abuses against sexual and gender minorities worldwide.

Preventing Drug Overdose Is Key in Fight Against AIDS

December 12, 2011 | Roxanne Saucier

For many people living with HIV, the risk of overdose presents a more imminent threat than AIDS-related illness. Despite this fact, donors and governments are slow to adopt overdose prevention measures as part of their AIDS programs. It's time for a wake-up call.

Actions, Not Words, in Uzbekistan

November 4, 2011 | Jeff Goldstein

Why do American officials believe, against all the evidence, that Uzbek strongman Islom Karimov is serious when he says he wants to introduce democratic reforms?

Hepatitis C: A Viral Time Bomb

July 26, 2011 | Azzi Momenghalibaf

Although hepatitis C is curable, most patients outside of the developed world are unable to access treatment, due largely in part to prohibitive pricing of lifesaving medicines.

What Do Torture and Drugs Have in Common?

June 24, 2011 | Roxanne Saucier

Over the past decade, governments have increasingly turned to arbitrary detention, cruelty, and even torture in order to combat drug abuse.

The President’s Speech

May 20, 2011 | Jeff Goldstein

Despite President Obama's soaring promises of a new chapter in American diplomacy, are we in reality maintaining a traditional, short-sighted, interest-based approach in Central Asia?

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