Resources - Policy Statements

NGOs and Academia

Below are key statements from non-novernmental or academic analyses related to the U.S. defense and security assistance to the rest of the world. 

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Thursday, September 12, 2013
This NSA episode is precisely the sort of challenge that proves the need for the two big guys of the hemisphere, for you and President Obama, to break down stereotypes and keep talking.English
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Brazil
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
This report seeks to understand and define the gang issue in Mexico, establish the regional histories and sociologies of what is known about these gangs, and understand the causes of youth gang involvement.English
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Mexico
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Violence and official legal harassment are the main emerging trends that illustrate the major challenges facing the press in the Western hemisphere.English
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Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Efforts to support democracy must include policies to improve citizen security, combat organized crime and its corruption at all levels of society, and foster inclusionary growth and development.English
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Instamos al Estado venezolano a que reconsidere de manera urgente su decision de privar a sus ciudadanos/as de la proteccion que ofrece este instrumento internacional.Spanish
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Venezuela
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Former Congressman Christopher Shays testifies in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security to question the overarching strategy of a U.S. military strike in Syria.
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Syria
Iraq
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Thomas Joscelyn testifies in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security to discuss the threat of al-Qaeda and its affiliated groups inside of Syria.English
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Syria
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Stephen Biddle testifies in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security to weigh the pros and cons of U.S. military intervention in Syria, ultimately recommending against such action.
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Syria
Iran
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Monday, September 9, 2013
Louise Arbour, una de las figuras de derechos humanos mas respetadas del mundo, ve en el proceso de paz de La Habana un caso que puede ser pionero.Spanish
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Colombia
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Monday, September 9, 2013
Statement by Spokesperson for the Secretary General on recent developments in the Central African Republic and Sudan and South Sudan. English
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South Sudan
Sudan
Central African Republic
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
The following is a near-verbatim transcript of today’s noon briefing on Somalia by Farhan Haq, Associate Spokesperson for the Secretary-General.English
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Somalia
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The Venezuelan Program of Education and Action on Human Rights, PROVEA presents its fifth international Bulletin on the human rights situation in the country.English
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Venezuela
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about the escalating violence in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).English
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The United Nations Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia, Shamsul Bari, hailed the adoption of a Human Rights Road Map by the Somali Federal Government, which lays the foundation for improving the protection and promotion of human rights in Somalia. However, he urged the authorities to broaden the consultation process to include Regional Administrations and civil society organisations. English
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Somalia
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Tuesday, September 3, 2013
Finding common ground between the guerrillas, the government, the critics of the peace talks, victims and a public largely unsympathetic to FARC would be difficult at the best of times but will be even harder on the cusp of the 2014 electoral cycle.English
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Colombia
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Friday, August 30, 2013
On 22 August 2013, the members of the Security Council heard a briefing by Edmond Mulet, Assistant Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, on the situation in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.English
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Thursday, August 29, 2013
AS/COA Online looks at 10 of the Latin American countries known to use and develop drones.English
Monday, August 26, 2013
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Democratic Republic of Congo (Kinshasa)
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Friday, August 23, 2013
A diez anos de la declaracion de nulidad insanable de las leyes de punto final y obediencia debida en el Congreso, el escenario es completamente otro. Por lo pronto, tras un largo periodo de impunidad, ahora hay 415 represores condenados.Spanish
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Argentina
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Friday, August 23, 2013
The undersigned organizations urge the Human Rights Council to extend and strengthen the mandate of the Independent Expert on the Human Rights Situation in Sudan (the Independent Expert). The situation in Sudan remains critical. Two years after the secession of South Sudan, armed conflict continues to devastate large parts of Darfur, Southern Kordofan, and Blue Nile. English

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