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Don’t Learn from Russians about the Holocaust

What was striking for some of us long-term Russia watchers about the statement by the White House regarding the International Holocaust Remembrance Day was not just the obvious omission of references to Jews, but the reference to “innocent people” who suffered in the Holocaust. The phrase was strikingly reminiscent of the language that the Soviets used for decades when describing Holocaust victims.

The Politics of Russia’s Approach to Human Trafficking

January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in the United States. Although at first glance human trafficking does not seem to be a contentious topic, the issue of human trafficking is a political one in countries the world over.

The Brazil Institute mourns the passing of Cardinal Paulo Evaristo Arns

A Franciscan friar, Dom Paulo, as he was known, was Brazil’s leading champion of democracy and human rights during the darkest period of the military dictatorship that ruled the country from 1964 to 1985. A journalist, professor, and writer, Dom Paulo was fearless in his actions to expose the crimes committed by the military rulers. The impact of his courageous work reached beyond Brazil’s borders at a time when many Latin American nations lived under authoritarian and often brutal regimes.

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