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Syrian Conflict Drags On

Syrian Conflict Drags On

Even though world attention has moved on to other crises, the horrific, destructive conflict in Syria drags on.

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Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

Muhammad Depictions on Washington, D.C. Metro?

The current debate over political advertising in the Washington, D.C.-area transit system moves the issue from "free speech" to "public safety," and probably toward the Supreme Court.

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Why We All Innately Know What Justice Should Be

Why We All Innately Know What Justice Should Be

When we see Baltimore, we must always remember that an abuse of basic rights will always be met with protests. That discussion should always take place in the framework of justice for all citizens.

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The Armenians Remember

The Armenians Remember

A new United Nations report documents Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) actions against the Yezidis as genocide, while the Armenians prepare to commemorate the centennial of their own.

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By Any Other Name: The Words We Use

By Any Other Name: The Words We Use

The words we use have an impact on the world around us. For people who have been trafficked and exploited for sexual purposes, such an apparently minor thing as language can tangle their lives and seriously affect their future.

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Candid Discussions: Gissou Nia on Iran’s Human Rights in 2014

Candid Discussions: Gissou Nia on Iran’s Human Rights in 2014

Ms. Nia sat down with Reza Akhlaghi of the Foreign Policy Association to discuss Iran’s human rights record in 2014 and share her perspectives on the challenges the Iranian society faces in greater recognition of human rights.

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Candid Discussions: Jan Egeland on the Plight of Syrian Refugees

Candid Discussions: Jan Egeland on the Plight of Syrian Refugees

Jan Egeland recently sat down with Reza Akhlaghi of the Foreign Policy Association to discuss the plight of Syrian refugees, which has been reflected in a newly released report jointly produced by the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) and the International Rescue Committee (IRC).

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The Countdown Has Begun (if it ever stopped)

The Countdown Has Begun (if it ever stopped)

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Dollars for Dishes, Chores for Change

Dollars for Dishes, Chores for Change

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Nelson Mandela Has Died; Long Live Khulu Madiba

Nelson Mandela Has Died; Long Live Khulu Madiba

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The Battle Over the Future of the ICC Continues in The Hague

The Battle Over the Future of the ICC Continues in The Hague

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Invisible or Forgotten? Women & Girls in Emergencies

Invisible or Forgotten? Women & Girls in Emergencies

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Rights, research and responsiveness

Rights, research and responsiveness

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(You gotta) fight for your right

(You gotta) fight for your right

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Post-Windsor Progress

Post-Windsor Progress

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