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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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The Slow-Motion Legal Disaster Unfolding within the Refugee Crisis

November 11, 2015 | Samar Muhareb

Many refugees fleeing Syria find themselves in a legal black hole. Now a Jordan-based organization is helping them piece their identities back together.

An Arts Endeavor in Tunisia Brings Together Government and Civil Society

November 4, 2015 | Rana Yazaji

Art has proved to be an effective platform to promote freedom of expression and innovation among long-stifled Tunisians.

Sexual Harassment in the “World’s Most Dangerous Country for Women”

October 20, 2015 | Mustafa Daimerkisha

Though education and employment opportunities for Afghan women have improved, a rampant culture of harassment makes it difficult to take advantage of them.

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.

The National Dialogue Quartet’s Vital Music

October 9, 2015 | Chris Stone

The Nobel Peace Prize bestowed on the four groups advancing Tunisia’s democracy brightens the beacon of hope for all of us.

Open Society Scholars Bring Mental Health Services to Afghanistan

September 30, 2015 | Zoe Brogden

A group of Open Society scholarship recipients trained in mental health counseling are transporting those skills to Afghanistan, a place where counseling doesn’t exist.

Can a Chain of Progressive Schools Transform Conservative Pakistan?

September 17, 2015 | Samina Naz

In a tumultuous region gripped by religious extremism, a new kind of school system aims to instill children with a sense of science, critical thinking, and tolerance.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 | Richard Weir

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 | Shaharzad Akbar

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

Rethinking the Debate Around Censorship in Pakistan

July 22, 2015 | Samina Naz

In a country where freedom of expression is sometimes criticized as a “Western construct,” one coalition is fighting to loosen Pakistan’s strict censorship laws.

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