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Laurna Strikwerda
Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa

How U.S. institutions handle the situation in Ferguson, Missouri will have a global impact.

As the investigation into the death of Michael Brown continues, it is critical for all parties involved in this matter to adhere to the principles fundamental to the United States and other democracies. These include the right of peaceful protesters to assemble and express themselves, adherence to non-violence, and the ability of journalists to report on events without intimidation or harassment.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
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Americas

The problem with “accommodating” Russia in Ukraine is that Vladimir Putin’s goal is sowing chaos as part of a plan to hold on to power in the Kremlin. Click here to read David J. Kramer's American Interest op-ed.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Rule of Law, U.S. Foreign Policy
Regions: 
Eurasia, Americas
written by
Cyrus Rassool
Senior Program Associate, Internet Freedom

The United States has been a champion of internet freedom around the world, but current FCC plans could undermine that position by abandoning net neutrality.

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