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The Open Society Foundations Remember “Bo” Burt

August 19, 2015by Kathleen Foley

Open Society Voices

Governance & Accountability

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How the United States Makes Corruption in Africa Worse

August 18, 2015 | by Toby Shepard

A year after a summit that was supposed to spark reform, illicit financial flows continue to plague Africa—and lax U.S. financial regulations are partly to blame.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 | by 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 | by Shaharzad Akbar

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

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For Slovakia, Lessons in Effective Activism

August 10, 2015 | by Fedor Blaščák

Civil society in Slovakia has suffered in the wake of the financial crisis. But a tax system unlike any in the world is helping to shape its revival.

Our Commitment to an Open Society in Russia

August 7, 2015 | by Chris Stone

It has been more than a quarter-century since the Open Society Foundations began work in Russia to support the aspirations of the Russian people. Despite recent events, those efforts persist today.

Bulgaria Must Stop Its Anti-Roma Attacks

July 28, 2015 | by Violeta Naydenova

Since May, anti-Roma protests in Bulgaria have led to Roma families being attacked and beaten. It’s long past time for the government to step in.

How Do You Measure Persecution?

July 22, 2015 | by Sebastian Kraus, Ellen Riotte

Migrants seeking asylum in Europe don’t arrive with tidy suitcases filled with evidence to make their case—yet all too often, that’s what interviewers expect.

The Failed U.S. Transparency Law That’s Killing Angola’s Economy

July 21, 2015 | by Elias Isaac

Little has changed in the five years since the Dodd-Frank financial reform law was passed to stop elites in faraway countries from looting public treasuries.

The Key to Puerto Rico’s Transformation

July 20, 2015 | by Nuria Y. Ortiz Vargas

The lack of government accountability is a major factor in Puerto Rico’s financial crisis. A homegrown alliance of civil society groups is stepping in to change this.

Obama’s Chance to Bolster Civil Society in Kenya

July 20, 2015 | by Sarah Pray

The president’s trip to Kenya this week is a crucial opportunity to declare his support for that country’s embattled civil society organizations.

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