Law and Institutions

Why Anti-Corruption Will Fail in the Czech Republic

April 18, 2014 by Steven Gawthorpe
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The new Czech Republic Prime Minister, Bohuslav Sobotka, has recently vowed to impose strict anti-corruption measures and pave the way for his country to adopt the euro by 2020. However, most of his anti-corruption rhetoric focuses on issues relating to fiscal compliance, such as promoting transparency in property ownership and reducing tax evasion. While these […]

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What if Modi Wins? The United States’ Balancing Act in India

March 31, 2014 by Brianna Dieter
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If Narendra Modi is voted into the highest office in India, the United States should work with him as India’s freely elected leader while taking visible steps to support and advance American values.

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Brazil’s Internet Constitution: The Struggle Continues

March 25, 2014 by Tim Ridout
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The contentious debate over Brazil’s “Internet constitution” could offer an important precedent for other countries confronting the tension between territorial legal systems and the borderless Internet.

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An Interview with Kenneth Roth of Human Rights Watch

March 18, 2014 by Forum Staff
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In an interview with The Fletcher Forum, Mr. Roth discusses a potential way forward in Syria, the devastating situation in the Central African Republic, the crisis in Ukraine, and a host of other pressing international issues—from Venezuela to Burma.

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Raising the Profile of Disability Rights: Obstacles and Opportunities

March 14, 2014 by Sarah Amin and Rachel Garaghty
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Despite the UN’s successful passage of the Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities (CRPD), development practitioners have yet to apply its powerful potential to address issues such as governance, economic development, and peace and security.

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What Egypt’s New Constitution Tells Us about Political Transition

March 12, 2014 by Corri Zoli and Courtney Schuster
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How a constitutional article can change a political landscape.

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