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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...

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