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Meeting International Obligations at All Costs: Rio 2016

Meeting International Obligations at All Costs: Rio 2016

The FIFA World Cup highlighted the rift between internationally oriented elites and average Brazilians.

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Any New Year’s resolutions Mr. Orbán?

Any New Year’s resolutions Mr. Orbán?

Old tricks die hard in the European Union’s "rogue state," but the West must acknowledge its hand in fueling the political culture in Hungary.

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A Helping Hand: Stephen Wordsworth and CARA

A Helping Hand: Stephen Wordsworth and CARA

As unrest in Syria slid into a civil war, Stephen and CARA were at the forefront of attempts to help Syrian intellectuals escape the violence so they could one day return to rebuild their country.

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Corruption Never Fades in the Absence of Justice

Corruption Never Fades in the Absence of Justice

When every conflict is taken in terms of good vs. evil, no progress can be made and corruption becomes more of a nuance than a lack of accountability.

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The Realism of Aung San Suu Kyi

The Realism of Aung San Suu Kyi

When oppositions win by significant margin, the tendency is for sweeping changes. The previous regime's leaders are investigated, arrested and prosecuted for corruption. Policies are thrown out the window and new constitutions are drafted. Myanmar has taken a different path.

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The EU is Fostering Progress in Tackling Corruption

The EU is Fostering Progress in Tackling Corruption

Romania’s fight against corruption is showing encouraging signs of progress, but the bitter medicine of reform marks a traumatic period for the country.

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How the Left was Won and Lost

How the Left was Won and Lost

If there is no single truth, lies can become powerful tools in an election.

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Media Freedom and Plurality is Struggling in Central & Eastern Europe

Media Freedom and Plurality is Struggling in Central & Eastern Europe

The European Union must do more to tackle endemic corruption and the lack of media pluralism in central and eastern Europe.

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How to Make a Difference Abroad: A Review of Kate Otto’s “Everyday Ambassador”

How to Make a Difference Abroad: A Review of Kate Otto’s “Everyday Ambassador”

In her new book Everyday Ambassador (Atria Paperback), Kate Otto lays out a program for young people seeking to make a difference.

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Ebola’s Biggest Threat? Fear Mongering

Ebola’s Biggest Threat? Fear Mongering

It is an important job of the media to use their best judgement when reporting on every false alarm, sniffle or sneeze that is heard across the globe. The real danger of Ebola is in the panic it can cause, both in West Africa and elsewhere.

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The Mykonos Case: U.S. Federal Bar to Present Historic Awards to German Colleagues

The Mykonos Case: U.S. Federal Bar to Present Historic Awards to German Colleagues

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February 4 is World Cancer Day: You Think You Know The Facts?

February 4 is World Cancer Day: You Think You Know The Facts?

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Taking stock of democracy

Taking stock of democracy

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Data Driven: Global Cancer Control Through Understanding and Partnership

Data Driven: Global Cancer Control Through Understanding and Partnership

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Democracy’s potential on display in Chile

Democracy’s potential on display in Chile

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