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Ugandans Find a Reason to Vote in Their Rigged Elections

July 27, 2016 | Rita Nalumansi

Despite the questionable accuracy of the results, many Ugandans who voted in this year’s election felt they were casting a ballot in favor of democracy itself.

U.S. Assistance to the Middle East Is Drying Up When the Region Needs It Most

July 18, 2016 | Stephen McInerney

President Obama says America stands with civil society in the Middle East, but declining funding for democracy and governance there tells a different story.

Obama’s New Drone Policy Is a Step Forward for Transparency

July 15, 2016 | Toby Shepard

The estimates of how many people have been killed by U.S. drones since 2009 will allow the American public to ask better questions about the uses and limitations of this new technology.

The Big Impact of the Little-Known “Recommendation 8”

July 11, 2016 | Iva Dobichina

A revision to a little-known financial regulation means that nonprofit organizations and civil society will soon be less vulnerable to illegitimate government crackdowns.

In Nigeria, Many Anticorruption Policies—and Lots of Corruption, Too

June 29, 2016 | Joseph Amenaghawon, Udo Jude Ilo

The president has made fighting corruption a top priority. Why is progress so slow?

Mexico’s Crisis of Impunity

June 27, 2016 | Jonathan Birchall

The latest episode of our Talking Justice podcast examines Mexico’s search for accountability for atrocities carried out not just by criminal gangs but by federal and state forces.

Open Society in the Post-Brexit European Union

June 25, 2016 | Chris Stone

To realize the European Union’s original ambitions, those who are committed to open society principles must address the politics of fear.

Taking Stock of Brexit

June 24, 2016 | Aidan Harris

The impact of the UK’s decision to quit the European Union will go far beyond an immediate loss of economic confidence, and may challenge the country’s historic faith in open society values.

Following the Money through Chilean Politics

June 23, 2016 | Pablo Collada

A series of investigations and indictments have shed light on a campaign finance system that consistently operates outside the law.

The Enduring Toll of Civilian Harm

June 7, 2016 | Rachel Reid

The United States discovered the true costs that civilian casualties had on its efforts in Afghanistan. It shouldn’t have to learn those lessons again.

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