Learning from the Post-Soviet Era
There are useful lessons from the fall of the Berlin Wall that apply in the Middle East today, observes John Norris. But they apply more to us than the Middle East.
Ivory Coast Teeters on the Brink
A political stalemate in the Ivory Coast could quickly turn to civil war, says Sarah Margon. That would be disastrous for the region and bad for the United States.
Rushing Carefully in Libya
John Norris urges the Obama administration to proceed with caution as it’s pressed to intervene in Libya.
Libya’s Shaky Future
Sarah Margon lays out what the Obama administration needs to do to respond to the evolving crisis in Libya.
Qaddafi’s Last Stand?
John Norris and Sarah Margon detail steps the United States can take as protests and violence escalate in Libya.
Where Do We Go from Here?
John Norris offers guidelines for getting the most out of our aid to Egypt going forward.
The Case for Just Jobs
Report Just jobs raise living standards for millions of people and serve as instruments for promoting global stability and security, write John Podesta and Sabina Dewan.
Getting Development Right in Haiti
John Norris digs at the roots of Haiti’s longstanding poverty to see how the United States and international community can help create positive change in the country.
Stopping the Destructive Spread of Small Arms
Report Report from Rachel Stohl and EJ Hogendoorn looks at how small arms proliferation endangers development and creates insecurity around the world.
Schools Not Bombs
Long-term stability in Yemen must begin with an overhaul of its notoriously inadequate education system, writes Sarah Jacobs.
Reaffirming Our National Values
Winny Chen and Megan Adams discuss the meaning of President Obama’s meeting with the Dalai Lama and what it means for human rights in China.
Disaster assistance is the right thing to do for Haiti, write Andrew Sweet and Rudy deLeon.
Excessive Secrecy Undermining Obama’s Human Rights Achievements
Ken Gude notes that the Obama administration is struggling to regain public confidence on torture transparency as the world celebrates Human Rights Day.