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Kay Guinane

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U.S. State Dept. Official's Speech May Fuel Global Civil Society Crackdown

(1) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 11:36 AM

Looks like the U.S. State Department -- or at least William Brownfield, Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement -- didn't get the memo. That is, the September 2014 Presidential Memorandum that makes support for civil society the official policy of the U.S. government, and lists specific...

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U.S. Law Limits Options for Nonviolent End to Nigerian Girls Nightmare

(1) Comments | Posted May 16, 2014 | 6:25 PM

Headlines are full of the tragic story of 276 Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped by extremists in mid-April, with many reportedly sold into slavery or forced into "marriages." A growing international chorus is calling for their return and for action by both the Nigerian government and international community. The U.S.,...

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Time to Lift Ban on Conflict Resolution Programs, Humanitarian Aid Operating in Hot Spots

(1) Comments | Posted June 30, 2011 | 11:25 AM

Like Batman's enemy Two-Face, the United States government has two sides when it comes to national security and the work of charities and other nonprofit groups. The friendly side talks about the importance of civil society in addressing root causes of violent extremism, the need to aid civilians...

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The Supreme Court: Working for Peace Is a Prosecutable Offense

(36) Comments | Posted June 22, 2010 | 12:00 PM

The fight for hearts and minds in the global struggle against terrorism may not yet be over, but the Supreme Court has thrust a white flag into the hands of one faction in that effort. It is now illegal to try to win our "enemies" over with appeals to reason,...

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