Africa

South Sudan’s Interim Constitution and the Challenge of Transition

January 8, 2016 by Christopher Zambakari
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There are several provisions of the Transitional Constitution of the Republic of South Sudan that are causing great concern to civil organizations and the various political forces in South Sudan – if unchecked, these provisions can greatly undermine the hope for a true federal system in South Sudan.

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Global Development in the Age of Automation: Catapult or Detour?

October 23, 2015 by Jessica Davis Pluess
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A new era of technological progress could help many developing countries leapfrog low-skilled manufacturing to create high value industries.

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Changing Norms for Gender Equality

March 20, 2015 by Jeni Klugman
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As we mark the twentieth anniversary of the Beijing Platform for Action, we have much to celebrate, from the global progress over the past two decades in reducing poverty, but we still have far to go to achieve gender equality around the world.

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Confronting Violent Religious Extremism

December 13, 2014 by Knox Thames
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Violent religious extremism will be one of the greatest challenges facing the international community in the twenty-first century. United States must update its current security-based counterterrorism approach with a strategy that promotes religious freedom and pluralism in order to counter the narratives of religiously motivated terrorist organizations.

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