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The Evolving Role of Brazil's Supreme Court by Justice José Dias Toffoli

Inspired by the hopeful evolution of the nation’s crisis, the Brazil Institute launched in July 2016 a lecture series to explore the various institutional aspects of this historic, ongoing transformation in Latin America’s largest country. The initiative, reflective of a broader Wilson Center focus on the global fight against corruption, brings to Washington audiences the judges, prosecutors, defense lawyers, legal experts, and practitioners engaged in the evolution of justice and rule of law in Brazil.

Infographic | Mexico's Rule of Law Index 2016

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Infographic | Freedom of the Press in Mexico

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The Russian Center

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Moscow makes surprise moves. Moscow says one thing and does another. Moscow invades neighboring countries and wrecks relationships with yesterday’s friends. There is something there that does not love quiet and sustainable development in Russia, neither economic nor political.

The Kremlin Cannot Afford to Stop Propping Up Its Constructed Reality

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Being Clever is Not a Crime

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Everybody Wants to Be Great Again

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Political forces catering to frustrated publics are rising throughout the world. Movements and political parties that for decades have been known as “fringe,” have become mainstream in Austria, Denmark, Greece, Hungary, India, Latvia, the Philippines, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, South Korea, Turkey and many others. Similar players are on the rise in France, the Netherlands, and the United States.

Civil Liberties in the Age of Terrorism Part 2

In an effort to prevent bloodshed in the age of terrorism, are we sacrificing civil liberties at the altar of security? And is enough being done to reverse any erosion that’s taken place in the shadow of 9-11 and to avoid future assaults on basic freedoms? Achieving the delicate balance between freedom and security has always been challenging. Kennan Rule of Law Initiative Director, Will Pomeranz compares the situation in the US to what’s occurring around the world and also describes the role technology is playing in the security v.

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