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Battling the Muslim Ban

December 27, 2017Farhana Khera

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Middle East, North Africa & Southwest Asia

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Russia’s Bombing of Aleppo Must End

October 5, 2016 | George Soros

I appeal to the people of Russia, Europe, and the rest of the world not to stand idly by, but to spread the word and voice their outrage.

Want to Enhance Border Security? Improve Human Security

October 14, 2015 | Shahrbanou Tadjbakhsh

Discussions of border security often neglect the human security needs of the communities whose lives are directly affected by what goes on there.

A Little Transparency: A First Step Forward for the United States in Central Asia

August 24, 2012 | Jeff Goldstein

Jeff Goldstein discusses the importance of transparency, combating corruption in the Northern Distribution Network, and public diplomacy in strenthening Central Asia.

Support, Don’t Punish, Our Youth

August 8, 2012 | Anita Krug, Robin Pollard

For too long, the impacts of criminalizing the use and possession of drugs among young people have been hidden. The “Support Don’t Punish: Protect Our Youth” campaign highlights the damaging effects of drug criminalization

Understanding Politically Motivated Cyberattacks

January 12, 2011 | Becky Hogge

Independent media and human rights groups can do little to prevent cyberattacks, according to a recent report, and should instead focus on mitigating harm from attacks when they do occur.

Going Digital in Central Asia

December 7, 2010 | Daniel Zaretsky

The Digital Youth of Central Asia Forum in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, looked at the growth of blogs, e-learning initiatives, and how to use open source software in crisis situations.

The Manas Morass

May 5, 2010 | Jeff Goldstein

On April 22, the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the House Oversight Committee held a hearing to look into allegations that the U.S. military contributed to corruption in Kyrgyzstan.

Afghanistan: Education in a War Zone

February 13, 2009 | Maysam Najafizada

This article, originally published on Transitions Online with support from OSI’s Education Support Program, illustrates the many challenges facing education reform in war-torn Afghanistan.

Now Back to Afghanistan

February 2, 2006 | George Soros
While the unremitting violence in Iraq grabs the world's headlines, Afghanistan still struggles for peace.