Tag: Human Rights

Supporting a United Ukraine

     

President Petro Poroshoenko and comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, the two candidates in Ukraine’s runoff presidential election, face off in an official debate in Kiev on Friday (RFE/RL:CFR). The vote will be… Read more »

Advancing democracy: a comparative advantage in foreign policy

     

Authoritarian populist leaders may seek to undermine democratic institutions, but recent developments in Brazil, Hungary, Slovakia and Turkey provide encouragement that liberal political forces are showing some signs of life… Read more »

Losing Egypt to collapse?

     

Over the weekend, a court in Egypt sentenced 75 people to death, The Washington Post reports: [Abdel Fatah al-] Sissi’s regime has cracked down not just on Islamists but also on a… Read more »

USAID’s redesign: how do democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) fit in?

     

How do democracy, human rights, and governance (DRG) fit in to the USAID’s new redesign? Brookings analyst George Ingram asks. The DRG center would be located in the new Bureau… Read more »

Reforming and Reorganizing U.S. Foreign Assistance: bolstering democratic governance essential

     

Democracy, human rights, and governance should be integrated into foreign assistance programs, according to a report by a bipartisan Task Force on Reforming and Reorganizing U.S. Foreign Assistance. A new Bureau… Read more »

U.S. poised to end ban on arms sales to Vietnam, keep sanctions on Myanmar

     

The United States isn’t ready to fully shed sanctions in Myanmar, instead awaiting progress on issues including human rights as the government run by former opposition leader Aung San Suu… Read more »

Evidence-based research boosts human rights work

     

The application of scientific methods, research, and evidence are contributing to the documentation efforts of human rights movements, according to a recent meeting of the American Association for the Advancement… Read more »