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January 18, 2017
Masiyiwa-Bernstein Fellow
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On Tuesday, the German Constitutional Court rejected an attempt to ban the far-right National Democratic Party (NPD). The NPD is a neo-Nazi political party that the German intelligence agency has...
January 17, 2017
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
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Rex Tillerson’s faced tough questions from Senators Marco Rubio, Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, Chris Coons, and others at his confirmation hearing Wednesday. He made some common-sense...
January 17, 2017
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
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This blog is cross posted from The Huffington Post Rex Tillerson’s faced tough questions from Senators Marco Rubio, Jeanne Shaheen, Rob Portman, Chris Coons, and others at his...
January 17, 2017
Senior Director, Communications
TOP ITEMS Inauguration On Friday President-elect Donald Trump will officially take the oath of office to become the 45th president of the United States. He will begin his term at a time when...
January 13, 2017
Director, Human Rights Promotion
Senate confirmation hearings are poor vehicles for finding out the actual views of nominees. Would-be cabinet secretaries know that it's wise to say as little as possible as vaguely as possible so as...
January 12, 2017
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By Joe Jenkins When you think about how the United States engages in modern warfare, you probably think of vast carrier fleets, thundering tank battalions, hi-tech stealth aircraft, or elite...
January 12, 2017
Assistant, Human Trafficking
Last year the Washington Post Fact Checker series investigated several widely used statistics that anti-trafficking advocates often cite, including UNICEF’s estimated numbers of child soldiers. It...
January 11, 2017
Associate, National Security
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Fifteen years ago today, the first detainees in the “War on Terror” arrived at the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Five months’ prior, the United States had suffered an unprecedented...
January 11, 2017
Assistant, Human Trafficking
On January 4, 2010 President Obama issued a proclamation naming January as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month. This followed a 2007 Senate resolution naming January 11th as Human...
January 10, 2017
Director of Human Rights and Civil Society
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In 2011 Exxon Mobil, with Secretary of State-nominee Rex Tillerson at the helm, won a lucrative contract to explore for oil in a Russian-controlled part of the Arctic Ocean, as it promised to assist...

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