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French parliament votes to recognize Palestine as a state

The French parliament passed a symbolic vote to recognize Palestine as a state. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas praised the French government saying it was a "courageous and encouraging step." For more on the French vote and prospects for...

David Kramer “Democratization in Russia Has to Come Internally”

New York, Institute of Modern RussiaProminent expert in democratic development David Kramer has recently finished his tenure as president of Freedom House and assumed the position of senior director for Human Rights and Freedom at the McCain...

To beat trafficking, change mindsets

Human TraffickingThe issue of human trafficking has exploded into the headlines in recent years. State and federal legislation has been passed helping to define trafficking more specifically and prosecute traffickers, while services enabling victims...

Arizona Forum Addresses U.S.-Mexico Relations

Growing Together: Mexico and the United StatesPhoenix, Fronteras DeskLeaders and policy analysts from both sides of the border gathered on Friday to talk about the future of the United States-Mexico relationship.The forum was sponsored by two think...

ASU forum prompts U.S., Mexico to strengthen economic ties

Growing Together: Mexico and the United StatesPhoenix, ASU NewsThe United States and Mexico historically have a strong economic and trade relationship, but there’s still plenty of room for improvement ... and growth.That was the sentiment of an...

Study points to problems in aiding sex-traffick victims

Humanitarian ActionAZ CentralLaw-enforcement and service agencies from throughout the state have been trained in how to recognize human-trafficking victims in recent years, but a study of teens in Arizona's juvenile justice system has raised some...

State’s anti-trafficking law called a model

Human TraffickingWhen Gov. Jan Brewer signed HB2454 into law on April 22, she said, “This is a proud and significant day for Arizona, particularly for those who have been personally affected by the horrendous crime of human trafficking. There is...

Governor Brewer Signs Legislation to Combat Human Trafficking

Human Trafficking PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer today signed into law a measure that addresses one of her top priorities of the legislative session. Based on recommendations from the Governor’s Task Force on Human Trafficking – established...

Next Generation Leaders (NGL) Global Network

This spring, the McCain Institute’s flagship Next Generation Leaders Program is moving into an important phase, the creation of the NGL Global Network. The Network will be the mechanism for maintaining contact among past and current NGL...

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