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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.

by John Norris | Monday, October 25, 2010

No Easy Fix for U.S. Foreign Aid

John Norris writes in Foreign Policy that reforming our foreign aid system won't be easy.

by John Norris | Friday, September 24, 2010

Nigeria’s Multifaceted Problems Challenge U.S. Policy

Nigeria’s quickly changing demographics are playing host to challenges ranging from environmental degradation to internal conflict, write Andrew Sweet and Michael Werz.

by Andrew Sweet and Michael Werz | Thursday, August 5, 2010

Ask the Expert: Building a Better Security Budget

play_alt icon Video John Norris discusses why our current national security strategy unsustainable and how we can reform the defense budget while still keeping America safe.

by John Norris | Thursday, July 1, 2010

Less Is More

book_alt2 icon Report Report from John Norris and Andrew Sweet details how a sustainable security approach would improve our national security and our federal budget process.

by John Norris and Andrew Sweet | Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Sudan Is Still Up to No Good

The Lord Resistance Army's arrival in Sudan unveils Omar Hassan al-Bashir's unwillingness to bring peace for Darfurians, writes John Norris.

by John Norris | Thursday, March 11, 2010

Stopping the Destructive Spread of Small Arms

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Rachel Stohl and EJ Hogendoorn looks at how small arms proliferation endangers development and creates insecurity around the world.

by Rachel Stohl and EJ Hogendoorn | Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Schools Not Bombs

Long-term stability in Yemen must begin with an overhaul of its notoriously inadequate education system, writes Sarah Jacobs.

by Sarah Jacobs | Thursday, February 25, 2010

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.

by Winny Chen and Megan Adams | Friday, February 19, 2010

Helping Haiti

Disaster assistance is the right thing to do for Haiti, write Andrew Sweet and Rudy deLeon.

by Andrew Sweet and Rudy deLeon | Thursday, January 14, 2010

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.

by Ken Gude | Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Tools for Old Traumas

book_alt2 icon Report Report from Sarah K. Dreier and William F. Schulz on using 21st century technologies to combat human rights atrocities.

by Sarah Dreier and William F. Schulz | Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Testing Obama’s Sudan Policy

After a lengthy internal battle, the Obama administration has formally rolled out its new Sudan policy.

by John Norris | Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Lawyers, Guns, and Money

As the Obama administration's Sudan policy review drags on, the Sudanese government, led by a wanted war criminal, President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, clearly looks to Washington and dreams of normalizing relations.

by John Norris | Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Two Years to Self Destruct in Sudan

Sudan might very well split in half in precisely two years, and policymakers have taken far too little notice.

by John Norris | Thursday, September 3, 2009