Foreign Policy

Global Magnitsky's power to protect

 

Like the endangered wildlife he helps protect, Congolese environmentalist Bantu Lukambo is being hunted. In the Democratic Republic of Congo, conservation is dangerous work because it threatens the interests of powerful groups....

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Amateur theatrics: An insult to Africa

Last week, I watched with dismay as two American diplomats walked out on the inaugural address of a respected African leader who continues to make a major contribution to our shared objectives in the region and who has been a steadfast ally in...

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A new war on the horizon?

The recent United Nations General Assembly Special Session on Drugs (UNGASS 2016) ended up with both a bittersweet taste and a disturbing message for the global anti-prohibitionist movement. On the one hand, a potential and progressive reform of...

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Stick to the facts on the Cuba travel ban

 

The Obama Administration is leading a full-scale lobbying effort in the U.S. Congress to lift the so-called “travel ban” to Cuba. If this sounds disingenuous, particularly as Carnival cruises and the Kardashians descend upon Havana...

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A new path to democracy can revitalize Georgia

"Today our freedom sings to the glory of the future." Those words are a line from the national anthem of the Republic of Georgia. As a Georgian opera singer, I've sung these lyrics hundreds of times. 

However, for too long, those words...

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Advice to the President: say nothing

Barack Obama is known most of all as a man of words. He is the author of two bestselling books and a meticulous, and sometimes inspiring, orator. His policies, if not always persuasive to a majority of Americans, have the benefit, according to...

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