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August 07, 2018
Due to its multicultural, multiethnic composition and complex political system, a stable BiH is imperative for security within the fragile Western Balkans. BiH's security is threatened by the collision of influence and interests of several global actors. Thus, in addition to benefitting BiH’s... Read More
August 03, 2018
In July 1918, a non-American flag flew over the White House – one of only two times this occurred in U.S. history. Any guesses? No, it wasn’t the Union Jack, but another red, white and blue flag... Read More
August 02, 2018
Last May in Chernivtsi, a small city tucked away in southwestern Ukraine, a group of 50 citizens representing the city’s housing associations (known by Ukrainians as OSBBs) pledged to form an organization that would represent the interests of all homeowners and hold the municipal government to... Read More
August 01, 2018
In our increasingly tumultuous world, a wide range of political ideologies, belief systems and religious expressions are being coopted for nefarious and often violent ends. Violent conflict and other destabilizing dynamics often subsume religious groups as the targets or justification for violence... Read More
July 26, 2018
The 2015 election in Burma was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after 50 years of authoritarian rule. With the NLD in power, expectations were high for continued economic and political reforms.  While the election was a positive first step, it would be a mistake to... Read More
July 18, 2018
Three years ago, Burma held its first competitive general election in 25 years. The election was an important milestone in the county’s reform process after over 50 years of authoritarian rule. Following the election of the NLD and Aung San Suu Kyi, expectations were high that the promised economic... Read More
July 17, 2018
People have been migrating forever—to pursue fresh opportunities, or, more often, to escape a bad situation in order to survive. Sadly, the latter is responsible for most mass movements today. Instability, violence, poor economic prospects and corruption commonly underly mass migration, or so... Read More
July 13, 2018
정치적 투옥과 만성적 기아의 위협에서 벗어나 더 나은 삶을 살고자 많은 주민들이 북한을 떠난다. 이들 중 상당수가 베트남이나 중국을 북한의 성공적인 모델로 보고 있지만, 오세혁 씨는 몽골의 잔인하고 억압적인 공산주의 정권에서 자유롭고 번영하는 민주주의로의 변화를 이용하여 다른 시각을 제시합니다. 오세혁 씨는 1999년에 북한을 떠났다. 그 이후로 동료 북한 주민들의 삶을 개선하는 데 전념해 왔다. 전환기 정의 위킹그룹의 공동 창립자이자 수석 연구원인 세혁 씨는 최근 몽골의 전환 과정 경험을 정리한 IRI의 COMET 프로그램에... Read More
July 13, 2018
Drawn by the promise of a better life free of the threat of political imprisonment and chronic starvation, many North Koreans leave the country. While many of these North Korean’s see Vietnam or China as successful models for North Korea, Sehyek Oh provides a different perspective using Mongolia’s... Read More
July 12, 2018
For English speakers, the term Mediterranean evokes images of the French Riviera and sun-drenched beaches; in Spanish, it simply means landlocked. One of two landlocked countries in the western hemisphere (along with Bolivia), Paraguay has its share of “Mediterranean” charms and challenges. During... Read More

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