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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

7/27/16 | News
What Brazil Can Learn From the Terrorist Threat to the Rio Olympics
The discovery of a Brazilian terrorist cell that allegedly pledged allegiance to ISIS provides an opportunity for Brazil to address weaknesses in its counterterrorism framework.
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7/27/16 | News
The U.S. is Apparently Using Anti-Drone Rifles Against the Islamic State
A tweet posted last week by Peter Singer, a co-author of the book Ghost Fleet and a strategist at the New America Foundation, shows his book couched up against what appears to be a Battelle DroneDefender anti-drone rifle in a tent at Fire Base Bell outside Makhmour, Iraq.
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7/27/16 | News
How to Solve El Salvador's Security Crisis? A Modest Proposal
El Salvador is the most violent peacetime nation in the world, seemingly stuck in a perpetual cycle of gang hostilities and truculent police behavior. A new security approach could quell inflamed tensions, and just might lower the country's elevated homicide rate -- for good this time.
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Upcoming Dates

07/28/16 | Event

Experts discuss Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, Brazil’s deepening economic recession, the Zika virus outbreak, and other issues facing Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olympics.

07/29/16 | Event

The Hudson Institute will host Executive Director at the Centre for Development and Enterprise Ann Bernstein for a conversation on economic development in South Africa and the CDE’s targeted recommendations for getting the country back on track. 

08/01/16 | Event

This event will explore how religious communities, civil society, and the media can become empowered to address the issue of religious extremism in Africa, and what implications this trend has for U.S. policy in Africa.