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Six Questions the Candidates Must Answer at the Presidential Debate and Beyond

October 13, 2015 | by Jeremy Ravinsky

From drug policy to the refugee crisis, voters deserve to know how the people running for president will respond to the world’s most pressing problems.

Reflections on Belarusian Nobel Prize Winner Svetlana Alexievich

October 11, 2015 | by Aryeh Neier

A former Open Society board member proves that great works of art can be produced in the most repressive circumstances.

The National Dialogue Quartet’s Vital Music

October 9, 2015 | by Chris Stone

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

Opportunistic Politicians in Bulgaria Evict Roma for Votes

October 9, 2015 | by Kaloyan Stanev

With elections looming, Bulgarian politicians are bulldozing Roma houses to win the votes of right-wing nationalists.

Why Europe Must Own Up to Its Participation in CIA Torture

October 9, 2015 | by Natacha Kazatchkine

Nearly a year after a U.S. Senate report exposed CIA torture activities, the European countries that were complicit in the program still haven’t been held accountable.

Four Scenarios for Latin American Democracy in 15 Years

October 8, 2015 | by Pedro Abramovay

A polarized region with ample potential, Latin America will be transformed in the coming years. A group of stakeholders envisioned what its possible futures might look like.

Two Steps Forward in the Patient Pursuit of Ill-Gotten Gains

October 6, 2015 | by Ken Hurwitz

Arrests in Panama and Spain highlight the role civil society can play in fighting the corruption and illicit financial flows now targeted in the new global development goals.

Federal Prisoners Decline, but It’s Not a Trend Yet

October 5, 2015 | by Jeremy Haile

The number of individuals in federal prison reached a record low last year. More can be done to make sure that trend continues.

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Roma Women Raise Their Collective Voice, and Mayors Listen

October 5, 2015 | by Manjola Veizi

Life is challenging for Roma women in Albania, but a recent push for political organization may soon change that.

For Croatians, the Refugee Crisis Is Personal

October 2, 2015 | by Tin Gazivoda

During the wars of the 1990s, Croatia took in half a million displaced people, a memory that still lives on today as Europe’s refugees reach its borders.