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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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
This 103-page report documents 45 cases from Caracas and three states, involving more than 150 victims, in which security forces have abused the rights of protesters and other people in the vicinity of demonstrations.
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Venezuela
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Tuesday, May 6, 2014
This paper documents Brazil’s attempts to rise historically in the face of the mismatch between its aspirations, capabilities and opportunities and it shows how Brazil has adjusted its strategy after each attempt.English
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Brazil
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Thursday, May 1, 2014
Nos interesaría saber qué acciones ha tomado su oficina para responder a las recomendaciones hechas acerca de Buenaventura y el Distrito Agua Blanca Spanish
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Colombia
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has an extremely full agenda, especially regarding South Sudan, during this week’s visit to Africa. Most immediately, he has to put in place measures that will prevent further civilian atrocities in South Sudan.English
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South Sudan
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Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Who exactly is a political prisoner, and how that’s defined is a complicated question.English
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Venezuela
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Monday, April 28, 2014
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) condemns the unspeakable acts of violencein Bentiu, South Sudan, during and after a major battle on 15 April. English
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South Sudan
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Right to personal liberty in reference to the persons deprived of liberty in Guantanamo; the situation of freedom of expression in Ecuador, the right to nationality and non-discrimination in Dominican Republic, and the independence of the judiciary.
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Venezuela
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The safety of seven million people in South Sudan is rapidly deteriorating. Oxfam says the Government of South Sudan and parties to the conflict must immediately agree to a ceasefire. English
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South Sudan
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Tuesday, April 22, 2014
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union (AU), Dr Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, is deeply concerned at the continued deterioration of the security and humanitarian situation in South Sudan. English
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South Sudan
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
These latest attacks come just one week after the third anniversary of the U.S.-Colombia Labor Action Plan.English
Country(s): 
Colombia
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Thursday, April 17, 2014
This venue focuses on strengthening partner nation’s cyber defense capabilities through seminars, events and exercise support. Its purpose is to improve force readiness for deployment in support of multinational crisis response, exercise and future missions.English
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Europe Regional
Central Asia Regional
South Caucasus Regional
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Monday, April 14, 2014
It will be a year of transition towards something better, something that everyone is hoping for, but is also concerned about because it has yet to take shape.English
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Colombia
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Friday, April 11, 2014
One of the reasons for Venezuela's incredible political polarization during the Chavez period has been the lack of spaces in which the government and opposition meet face to face.English
Country(s): 
Venezuela
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Friday, April 11, 2014
“The unclearly defined terms and harsh punishments would allow for a wide interpretation of the law under which the right of freedom of the media can be limited." English
Thursday, April 10, 2014
There is little to stand up the claims that there is a master plan to destabilize the region via asymmetric war or terrorist attacks across borders.English
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
An important test of regional leadership is whether Brazil can help bring the government and the opposition in Venezuela to the table to overcome the current standoff.English
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Brazil
Venezuela
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
On 15 December 2013 the world’s newest state descended into civil war. Continuing fighting has displaced more than 1,000,000 and killed over 10,000 while a humanitarian crisis threatens many more. English
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South Sudan
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
Following today’s United Nation’s Security Council resolution to send 11,800 blue helmet peacekeepers to the Central African Republic (CAR), Christian Aid stresses the urgent need to disarm warring factions and scale up protection for the 980,000 civilians displaced so far by violence.English
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Central African Republic
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Thursday, April 10, 2014
The ultimate goal of this exercise, Kanev reiterated, was to improve interoperability, mutual trust and understanding among the armed forces of the participation nations. English
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Armenia
Azerbaijan
Georgia
Turkey
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Wednesday, April 9, 2014
For Amnesty International Brazil, Army presence in Mare is both a difficult and an opportune moment for the state to demonstrate that public security is a right to be guaranteed to and enjoyed by all city residents. English
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Brazil
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