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Sustainable Development Print E-mail

Sustainable development is a strategy by which communities seek economic development approaches that also benefit the local environment and quality of life. It has become an important guide to many communities that have discovered that traditional approaches to planning and development are creating...

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Death Penalty and Human Rights Standards Print E-mail

Over two-thirds of the countries in the world – 137 – have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice.
1948 : The United Nations adopted without dissent the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
. The Declaration proclaims the right of every individual to protection from deprivation of life.

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U.S. Public Diplomacy and Foreign Policy in the Arab World* Print E-mail
 

By Lee H. Hamilton

 
Our task in public diplomacy is to tell the truth about America as persuasively and widely as possible – about our policies, our values, our ideals, and – yes – even our shortcomings. Obviously we want to cast ourselves in the best light. But we must do so in a spirit of truth and dialogue. The emphasis must not be America speaking at the world, but rather America speaking with the world.

 

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Al Waref Poll

Is the International Community Obligated to Stop the Bloodshed in Syria?
 

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