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The Stone Unturned: The Attempted Legalization of Stoning in Afghanistan

By Breanna Bellatti Afghanistan’s president Hamid Karzai says the Sharia Law practice of stoning as a punishment for adultery will not be a part of the country’s new law code. This announcement comes after political leaders and human rights groups denounced proposed draft legislation that would have included stoning as …

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What’s Hot and What’s Not at COP19 in Warsaw

By Jonas Bruun, Lauren Gifford, Robbie Watt Originally posted on the Institute for Policy Studies website. As negotiations at the annual UN climate summit enter their final days, three participants weigh in on what’s hot – and what’s not – at COP19. Warsaw, Poland during COP19 (photo: Lauren Gifford)This is …

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Bridging the Gap: The Meeting That Could Change China

By Gao Qinglian When I was in primary school in China, my teacher told me: “Know your enemy well, and then you will become omnipotent.” Based on this principle, my teacher encouraged the study of America’s history, culture and language. Nowadays, America has definitely become more of a friend than …

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Why Money In Politics Is A Youth Issue

Originally Posted On: Young People For  by Gabriela De Golia Campaign finance reform and the impact of money in our elections are often thought of as important political issues, but rarely as youth issues. Little is said about the effects of massive corporate political spending on the lives of our nation’s …

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Cleaning Up Their Act: World Toilet Day Highlights Governments’ Basic Duty to Provide Functional Sanitation Systems

By Natasha Baker A good sanitation system is one you never have to think about. It is the definition of efficient government: the unglamorous work that makes daily life safer, more pleasant and more convenient. Since I moved to Fortaleza (the capital city of Brazil’s Northeastern state Ceará), I have …

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