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7/20/16 | Blog
U.S. Supported Cameroonian Military Unit Accused of Abuse

Amnesty International’s new report entitled “Right Cause, Wrong Means: Human Rights Violated and Justice Denied in Cameroon’s Fight Against Boko Haram” poses serious questions about the U.S. government’s ongoing support for Cameroon’s elite Rapid Intervention Battalion (BIR).

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7/7/16 | Blog
NATO Discussion on Cyber Security Capacity Building is Sorely Needed

With cyber security among the topics to be discussed at the Warsaw Summit starting tomorrow, there is a clear effort by NATO members to address the growing threat of cyber attacks. However, given the growing number of major hacking...

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7/7/16 | Blog
New Allegations of Torture in Ukraine Ahead of NATO Summit

Recent allegations against the Ukrainian security services raises questions about U.S. and NATO efforts to provide security aid to the Kiev government to effectively deter Russian aggression, even as it remains important to protect Ukraine’s eastern border. The charges come to light as the U.S....

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Resources

7/25/16 | News
How Nigeria’s Kleptocracy Steal From Public Purse
In Nigeria, billions of dollars each year flow illegally from public coffers into private hands. Nigeria’s kleptocracy undermines the regime’s ability to combat Boko Haram, a deadly terrorist movement that has displaced two million people in the country’s war-ravaged northeast.
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7/25/16 | News
Second Stage of Steppe Eagle Int’l Peacekeeping Exercise Takes Place in UK
The second stage of the Steppe Eagle 2016 International Peacekeeping Exercise recently took place at Stanford Training Area in the United Kingdom. The event brought together military experts from Kazakhstan, the U.K., the U.S., Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan.
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7/25/16 | News
U.S. Army Delivers Q-36 Firefinder Radar to Ukrainian Military
The U.S. Army delivered AN-TPQ-36 Firefinder radar systems to the Ukrainian military, the service's Security Assistance Command said Wednesday.
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07/25/16 | Event

Mexico recently completed an eight year process that has transformed the federal and state justice systems from an inquisitorial to an adversarial one. This process began in 2008 with the adoption of constitutional and criminal procedural reform and was completed in June 2016. 

07/26/16 | Event

The advice comes from Professor Marcus Melo, a political science professor and accomplished scholar from the Federal University of Pernambuco. “For Brazil’s young democracy, this might seem to be the worst of times; the country’s once-booming economy has taken...

07/26/16 | Event

To what extent did the attempted coup indicate an irreparable rift in the Turkish armed forces? How will the United States manage the fragile Turkish relationship in light of accusations of an American role in the plot and demands for extraditing Fethullah Gulen? How far will President Erdogan...