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View Resource Backgrounder: Council on Foreign Relations

The Council on Foreign Relations provides a number of services for the general public, and in the past they have offered up public discussions, forums, and other outreach activities. In addition, they offer the "Backgrounders" series, which offer succinct explanations of current political and economic issues. First-time users can visit the "Most Recent" area to peruse the latest piece, or they can...
View Resource Harvard University Institute of Politics

Located within the Kennedy School of Government, the Harvard University Institute of Politics emerged out of the desire to create an organization that would reflect the late President John F. Kennedy's commitment to public service. As such, the Institute of Politics was created in the fall of 1966, and placed under the able direction of Professor Richard E. Neustadt. The Institute of Politics...
View Resource Open Society Justice Initiative

With offices in Abuja, Budapest, and New York, the Open Society Justice Institute "performs law reform activities grounded in the protection of human rights, and contributes to the development of legal capacity for open societies worldwide." To that end, the Institute offers a wide range of helpful resources on its website, including access to its in-house journal, _Justice Initiatives_,...
View Resource Runoff in Peru Presidential Election

After a tense three days of civil unrest at home and growing pressure from abroad, Peru's National Electoral Process Office announced on Wednesday night that President Alberto Fujimori had not secured the 50 percent plus one vote needed to win Sunday's election. Fujimori came tantalizingly close, with over 49.8 percent, compared to the 40.31 for his challenger, Alejandro Toledo. The campaign was...