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Amid Negotiations, Future of Women’s Rights in Afghanistan Still Uncertain

03.08.2019
On February 28, over 700 Afghan women traveled from across the country to Kabul to take a stand for preserving women’s rights during ongoing peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban. Gathered at a conference, women made their demands clear: there could be no peace without wome...

Elections and Democracy in Nigeria

02.13.2019
The following is part 1 of a 3 part series by Ryan Musser about Nigeria’s elections postponed to Saturday, February 23, 2019. This Saturday, the most populous country and largest economy in Africa heads to the polls for national elections in Nigeria. According to Jibrin Ibrahim of the Centre ...

Democracy That Delivers #143: The State of Democracy with Clay Fuller

02.05.2019 |
There seems to be a perception that democracy is on a decline, but Clay Fuller, a Jeane Kirkpatrick Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute feels this is incorrect. Democracy is not in crisis, instead, we have changed how we see and define it. In short, democracy is the game of rule, while auto...

The Power of Local Ownership in Countering Violent Extremism in the Sahel

01.11.2019
The United Nations Security Council is reviewing new concerns about security and terrorism in the Sahel, and the region is a key focus of the United States’ new Africa strategy announced by Ambassador John Bolton in December. Bolton underscored the link between the stagnation of economic progress...

Sustainability of Peace in Colombia Depends on Responsible Business Investment

12.07.2018
In the two years since Colombia’s Congress ratified a peace treaty between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), thereby ending the longest-running insurgency in Latin America, some positive signs have emerged. Thousands of FARC members have turned in their arms. So...

OpEd: The Biggest Threat to Democracy No One is Talking About

11.21.2018
This Op-Ed originally appeared in The Diplomatic Courier.   A tide of corrosive capital has swept the world over the past decade. Public and private money from authoritarian states has been flowing into fragile democracies and emerging markets. Like water flowing through cracked concrete, many ...
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