Lester Munson served in the George W. Bush administration and is a former Staff Director of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is currently Vice President, International, at BGR Group, a Washington lobbying and consulting firm.
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Last summer, the United States decided to end its longest war. But just days after the U.S. military withdrew from Afghanistan, Kabul fell—and the Taliban took control of the country. Aug....Show more 15 will mark one year since the group has been in power.
How are Afghans coping with their new rulers? Are there internal policy spats within the Taliban? Has the international community done enough to assist Afghans? What does the future hold for the country?
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In less than two years, Maria Ressa has received 10 arrest warrants from the government of former President Rodrigo Duterte in the Philippines, and her media company, Rappler, has been order...Show moreed to shut down.
How does she continue fighting for press freedom despite consistent harassment and political corruption? How will the administration of Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. differ and impact human rights in the country? How is online impunity weakening our checks and balances and affecting journalism everywhere?
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