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June 27, 2014
Director, Human Rights Defenders
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Kyiv, Ukraine – Today the new President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko signed the European Union cooperation agreement that late last year sparked the protests that ended the pro-Russian government of...
June 27, 2014
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By John Rodriguez This week, the Stimson Center  released an important report on drone policy.  The report is a product of the Stimson Center’s Task Force on U.S. Drone Policy, which...
June 26, 2014
By Sophie Kasakove Today marks the 16th annual International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking. Established by the United Nations General Assembly, this day serves as a reminder of...
June 24, 2014
Director, Human Rights Promotion
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On Sunday, Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in Cairo following his meetings with Egyptian Foreign Minister, Sameh Shoukry and Egyptian President, Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.   Although bi-...
June 24, 2014
Associate, Anti-Trafficking Campaign
In a piece for the NY Times, Benjamin Weiser reported on the prosecution of the leaders of a human trafficking ring operating between Mexico and the United States, who trafficked an estimated...
June 24, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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A piece in Sunday’s New York Times, “A Christian, Convert on the Run in Afghanistan,” tells the story of an Afghan Christian convert who sought protection from religious persecution in Europe only to...
June 23, 2014
Vice President, Communications
Top News CRISIS IN IRAQ Secretary of State John Kerry is in Iraq to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, Iraq’s foreign minister, as well as the country’s Shiite and Sunni leaders. Kerry is...
June 18, 2014
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By John Rodriguez In yesterday’s Washington Post, columnist Jennifer Rubin criticized those who believe we should not be on a perpetual war footing against terrorism (“Did we ‘end’ the war?”). Yet...
June 18, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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A piece by Julia Preston in yesterday’s New York Times examines the increase in Central American women with young children apprehended after crossing the southern border, and flags the related...
June 18, 2014
Director, Refugee Protection
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Protecting the persecuted is a core American value. Yet asylum seekers and other immigrants are often detained in jails and jail-like facilities and those who are released wait years for the...

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