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May 11, 2015
Introduction President Obama recently made a series of commendable declarations supporting civil society and affirming its importance to securing stability and fighting extremism. At the...
March 09, 2015
The United States is not taking Saudi Arabia’s outsized responsibility for human rights abuses within or beyond the kingdom’s borders seriously enough. President Barack Obama did not raise the issue...
February 11, 2015
Download the Blueprint Washington needs a new strategy to help bring stability and reform to Bahrain. Although the smallest country in the Middle East, Bahrain exemplifies several of the major...
December 18, 2014
Download the Blueprint The United States’ use of torture and cruel, inhuman, or degrading treatment in the so-called ‘enhanced interrogation program’ after the 9/11 terrorist attacks was misguided...
December 16, 2014
As President Obama said in a 2013 speech at the National Defense University, Guantanamo “has become a symbol around the world for an America that flouts the rule of law.” The detention facility...
December 10, 2014
The United States government is confronted with a series of decisions about how to respond to a deepening political, economic, and human rights crisis in Egypt. Egypt remains important to U.S....
December 08, 2014
The current national security environment prioritizes military responses to terrorist threats, through a legal and policy framework that puts the United States on a perpetual war footing. The...
December 08, 2014
Greece’s Golden Dawn and Hungary’s Jobbik represent the bloody tip of the far-right spear in Europe. In the May elections for the 751- member European Parliament, voters from at least 14 of the...
December 08, 2014
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the ratification of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery in the United States. Yet in the world today there are an estimated 20.9 million people...
December 08, 2014
Overview Russia's Brand of Legislative Homophobia In June 2013 Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a law outlawing propaganda of “nontraditional sexual relations,” thus enacting a federal...

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