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  • OSCE Calls for Election Observers to Consider Campaign Finance

    April 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") has announced the publication of a new handbook that describes how election observer groups should evaluate campaign finance issues as part of their observation missions.

  • OSCE Pushes Human Rights in National Border Policies

    April 15, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") recently held a training in Tajikistan to press national officials to implement the international human rights agenda when responding to terrorism issues at the border.

  • Bloomberg View Criticizes West's Response to China Bank

    April 14, 2015

    A Bloomberg View editorial criticizes the U.S. and Europe for the success of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank ("AIIB"), created by China to compete with Western development banks, due to their failure to reform the traditional development institutions and to their divided response to the creation of the AIIB.

  • OECD Calls for French Labor and Spending Reforms

    April 14, 2015

    The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development ("OECD") has called for the French Government to contribute to an economic recovery in the country through labor reform and a reduction in public spending.

  • Article: Palestine ICC Action Warrants Cut-off in U.S. Aid

    April 10, 2015

    Brett Schaefer, James Phillips, and Steven Groves of the Heritage Foundation write that the U.S. Congress should cut off funding to Palestinians following their acceptance of membership at the International Criminal Court ("ICC") at the beginning of April.

  • Paper: Arctic Council Should Reject EU Membership

    April 10, 2015

    A Heritage Foundation paper argues that the U.S., which will soon become the chair of the multilateral policy forum The Arctic Council, should use its chairmanship to safeguard national sovereignty in the Arctic by blocking the application of the European Commission to become an observer at the Council.

  • Shapiro: China Efforts May "Upend" World Order

    April 09, 2015

    Jeremy Shapiro of the Brookings Institution writes that China's efforts toward global governance, including its establishment of an Asian Infrastructure Development Bank that competes with Western development banks, may be a sign that China is rejecting the current Western-based "international order."

  • OSCE Presses for Human Rights-Compliant Anti-Terrorism Efforts

    March 25, 2015

    The Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights recently held a workshop in Warsaw training counter-terrorism experts to respond to foreign terrorist fighters in "a human rights-compliant and gender-sensitive manner."

  • Minister Calls for Expanded OSCE-CoE Cooperation

    March 20, 2015

    The Belgium Foreign Minister and current Chair of the Council of Europe's ("CoE") Committee of Ministers Didier Reynders has called on the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe ("OSCE") and the CoE to further cooperate to confront issues such as intolerance and rule of law threats throughout Europe.

  • IMF Calls for Redistribution Strategies in Japan Conference

    March 19, 2015

    At a recent conference in Tokyo, Japan, representatives of the International Monetary Fund ("IMF") called for Asian countries to adopt redistribution strategies to confront economic inequality and promote growth.

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