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Can a Team of Independent Journalists Help Prevent ISIS Recruitment in Georgia?

December 15, 2015 | by Anuka Toklikishvili

In a region targeted by ISIS for young recruits, local journalists are exposing the terror group’s shadowy network, one case at a time.

A Chance to Make Ukraine Europe’s Next Success Story

December 14, 2015 | by George Soros

Ukraine is at a critical juncture, and it needs all the support it can get to maintain its moral and political integrity.

New Law Will Help Prevent Law Enforcement Overreach in Schools

December 10, 2015 | by Christopher Scott

The legislation, signed by President Obama, could reduce racial disparities in harsh school discipline practices.

Can the Arab League Be Civil Society’s Partner for Human Rights?

December 9, 2015 | by Mervat Rishmawi

To take on a more ambitious role that responds to Arab peoples’ aspirations for more rights and liberties, the Arab League and civil society need to deepen their relations.

One Year After the Torture Report, a New Law Says “Never Again”

December 9, 2015 | by Jeremy Ravinsky, Jonathan E. Kaplan

A year later, it’s worth remembering just how horrific—and ineffective—“enhanced interrogation” turned out to be.

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Can “Hot Spot Policing” Help Solve Pakistan’s Crime Problem?

December 8, 2015 | by Bisma Khan, Zulfiqar Hameed

The strategy allows law enforcement to focus resources in areas where criminal activity is concentrated.

A New Look Behind the Pricing of a $1,000 Pill

December 7, 2015 | by Azzi Momenghalibaf

A U.S. Senate investigation concludes that a blockbuster hepatitis C drug was priced to drive profits, not innovation. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

In Azerbaijan, It’s the Media Who Pay the Price

December 4, 2015 | by Emin Milli

In a nation where reporters face sometimes deadly risks, an exiled journalist believes even one independent media outlet can spark lasting change.

Policing and the Future of Baltimore

December 3, 2015 | by Evan Serpick

Advocates who have been pushing reforms see new openings to challenge a criminal justice culture in Baltimore that feeds the cycle of mass incarceration and disenfranchisement.

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In Bishkek, a Community Struggles to Restore Its Vanishing Public Parks

December 1, 2015 | by Raushanna Sarkeyeva

Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, Kyrgyzstan’s capital has seen a steady decline in the number of neighborhood parks. A new initiative hopes to bring them back to the city.

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