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The Hunt for Black October
By Erik Brattberg and Katarina TraczWhat first sounded like something straight out of a Tom Clancy novel is turning out to be Moscow's first serious test of Western resolve since the invasion of Crimea earlier this year. While details are patchy and
Cindy McCain shares insights on human trafficking and ways to raise awareness
Human TraffickingPhoenix, Downtown DevilCindy McCain and Ernie Allen spoke about human trafficking at the Walter Cronkite School on Thursday night, calling trafficking an issue with a global impact that can only be reduced with increased
To beat trafficking, change mindsets
Human TraffickingCNNBy Cindy McCainThe 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
Stronger ties to Arizona will help make North America the world’s most competitive region.
Growing Together: Mexico and the United By José Antonio Meade Kuribreña Mexico is a key player in the international arena and has an influential voice in our region.Readers must remember that Mexico has the 14th-largest economy
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
Sold into sex slavery: Lawmakers work to end underground sex trafficking
Human TraffickingWashington, CNNThe 17-year-old girl was lured in by a pimp and forced to have sex for money.She worked for three nightmarish weeks, until the pimp told her that he'd sold her to another pimp in Dallas.He said he would hurt her, hurt
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
Klobuchar, Heitkamp, Cindy McCain Lead Panel on International Sex Trafficking
Press Release For Immediate Release: April 29, 2014 Contact: Brigit Helgen (Klobuchar), 202-224-6317 Abbie McDonough (Heitkamp), 202-224-8898 Meghan Latcovich (Cindy McCain), 571-481-6727 Klobuchar, Heitkamp, Cindy McCain
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
Kapstein Convenes USG Working Group on Economic Development and Stability
Human Freedom and DemocracyProf. Ethan B. Kapstein, Senior Director for Research and Decision Analysis at the McCain Institute, has convened a Working Group on Economic Development and Stability, which is hosted by the US Institute of Peace. The
Governor Jan Brewer Creates Arizona Human Trafficking Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 24, 2014CONTACT: Annie Dockendorff(602) 542-7029ADockendorff@az.govGovernor Jan Brewer Creates Arizona Human Trafficking Council PHOENIX – Governor Jan Brewer has established by Executive Order the Arizona Human
​Mrs. Cindy McCain Releases Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Study
Human Trafficking Mrs. Cindy McCain Releases Super Bowl Sex Trafficking Study Connected via the McCain Institute’s Decision Theater, Mrs. Cindy McCain and researchers Dr. Dominique Roe-Sepowitz of the School of Social Work at ASU and police Lt.
Study Links Super Bowl and Sex Trafficking
By Billy HouseMarch 4, 2014More than 820 online ads for prostitution in the New York City and New Jersey area in the days before last month's Super Bowl may have involved victims of sex traffickers, according to a study to be released this week by
Cindy McCain testifies at House hearing on sex trafficking
Human TraffickingUSA TodayBy Erin KelleyFebruary 26, 2014 WASHINGTON — More than 800 online ads selling sex in New York and New Jersey during this month's Super Bowl were believed to involve women and girls forced into prostitution by sex
Taking the fight to end human trafficking to the federal, state and local levels
Human TraffickingThe Washington Post By Amy Klobuchar and Cindy McCain Published: January 31 Amy Klobuchar is a Democratic senator from Minnesota and authored the Stop Exploitation Through Trafficking Act. Cindy McCain is co-chair of the Arizona
McCain Institute Funds Human Trafficking Data Project
Human TraffickingSuper Bowl Prostitution Digitally Mapped by Data Trackers Bloomberg NewsBy: Michael Riley Sitting in an operations center outside Washington, Josh Gearheart and his team have spent the last week tracing the digital footprints
Commentary: Put Weapon System Affordability First
National Security Defense NewsBy: Everett Pyatt Soon there will be a new US deputy secretary of defense. The secretary should focus on the growing imbalance between system acquisition plans and available resources. Long-term projections of

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