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Cuban Dissident/Kitten Lover Reveals Hardline Strategy on Alan Gross

Sarah Stephens | Posted 11.07.2014 | World
Sarah Stephens

"If you ever meet (Carlos Luis Pardo), you will probably see him lovingly carrying a newborn kitten in his hands, or taking care of one of his persecu...

10 Striking Images From Hong Kong's Pro-Democracy Protests

The Huffington post | Amanda Golden | Posted 07.02.2014 | World

On July 1, hundreds of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Hong Kong in what has become an annual rally to demand more political autonomy f...

USAID's Eviction From Russia: An Opportunity for Online Learning as E-Development

Stephanie Rudat | Posted 09.20.2012 | Impact
Stephanie Rudat

What's a development agency to do when the intended recipients of U.S. assistance don't want to be helped?

Egypt's Raids Against Democracy

Asma Ghribi | Posted 04.08.2012 | World
Asma Ghribi

Beyond learning about the intricacies of democracy, my experience taught me that IRI is a U.S.-funded NGO, but it is truly a multinational organization, working with people from many nations who share one utopian goal: supporting democracy across the world.

Democracy's Drawback

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

America is a strong supporter of democracy worldwide. Except, of course, when we aren't. That piece of doublethink is the heart of the conundrum in which we now find ourselves in Egypt.

Aung San Suu Kyi RELEASED: PHOTOS Of The Detained Myanmar Opposition Leader

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Having been hailed as the "new Mandela," Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was freed Nov. 13 after her military-imposed house arrest finally ...