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The War on Drugs Is Holding Science Back

August 4, 2017Naomi Burke-Shyne
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The Deep Roots of the U.S. Ban on Trans Soldiers

August 17, 2017Karen Stevenson

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Losing their Land, Indigenous Peoples Turn to the Courts

May 19, 2017 | David Berry

Paraguay's Yakye Axa people lost control over their traditional forest lands to cattle ranchers and soy farms. A new report looks at their efforts to use litigation to claim compensation.

The Push for Marriage Equality in Taiwan

May 17, 2017 | Leon Mar

As a decade-long campaign for marriage equality nears its conclusion, the Taiwan Tongzhi Hotline Association’s Jennifer Lu explains the context and the significance of the decision now facing the people of Taiwan.

Kenya’s Nubian Minority Pushes Forward for Equal Treatment

May 15, 2017 | Laura Bingham

Efforts to ensure that Kenya’s Nubian community can secure proof of citizenship are being pursued both on the ground, and through Africa’s human rights system.

Q&A: The Fight to Save a Free and Open Internet

May 15, 2017

With existing regulations up for review, Gigi Sohn—an Open Society Leadership in Government Fellow and former counselor to the FCC chairman—speaks about the road ahead for advocates of a free, accessible internet.

In Remembrance of Wiktor Osiatyński

May 12, 2017 | George Soros

Wiktor Osiatyński, a cherished member of the Open Society family, recently passed away. These are the remarks Osiatyński's longtime friend and Open Society Foundations founder George Soros delivered at his funeral.

Facing Europe’s Crisis of Alienation and Mistrust

May 10, 2017 | Andrej Nosko

The European Union won’t resolve its many problems until elites begin to listen and talk to regular people.

A Small Case in Spain Is a Big Victory for Smarter Drug Policy

May 4, 2017 | Constanza Sánchez Avilés, Andrea Langlois

A ruling in Catalonia opens the door to legitimizing ancestral use of the coca leaf.

How Will Today’s Aging Voters Shape Tomorrow’s Democracies?

May 4, 2017 | Carlos Delclós

Amid a series of divisive political campaigns, media depictions of the young as idealistic and full of hope and the elderly as fearful and nostalgic are remarkably common. But is this actually the case?

An American’s Death in Ukraine Is a Wake-Up Call for Russia and the West

May 3, 2017 | Alex Johnson

Unless the United States and its allies increase diplomatic pressure on Moscow, the violence in Ukraine will continue to kill innocent people.

Investing in a Better Future for Zimbabwe’s Vulnerable Children

May 2, 2017 | Hillary Tanyanyiwa, Tembiwe Magadzo

Through early interventions, families taking part in an innovative program are seeing “magic” results.

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