Is Tunisia the last hope for democracy after the uprisings of 2011? If indeed there is hope, especially in the wake of recent and appalling terrorism, the United States must play an integral role in supporting the democratic transition. Last week, a group assembled on the hill and alerted congressmen...
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CVE in the US: More Harm Than Good
by Jim Zogby in Washington Watch
The net result of all these practices, other than their enormous costs, has been a total failure. No terrorists were caught or identified, but the impact on the affected communities was devastating. Arabs and Muslims were traumatized by the treatment meted out to them. And, because these entire communities were singled out by law enforcement for "special treatment", the government validated the suspicions of the broader public that Arabs and Muslims were, in fact, groups to be feared. Read more.
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