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Ending Trafficking: Where to Start?

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As we mark World  Day Against Trafficking in Persons 2018, what thoughts should be going through our minds? That human trafficking and modern slavery are terrible? They are. That this evil should not be happening in modern times? True. That we bear collective responsibility for fixing the problem? Indeed. So, how to proceed? The Inter-Agency Coordination […]

Remembering Zbigniew Brzezinski

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The recent passing of senior statesman Zbigniew Brzezinski – who left a towering record of accomplishments as an academic and a practitioner – took me back to the last conversation I had with him several years ago. He and another former U.S. national security advisor, Brent Scowcroft, had just published a book titled America and […]

A Big Celebration for Two Small Countries

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This year, the small countries of Barbados and Guyana are both celebrating 50 years of being independent. Both separated from the United Kingdom half a century ago, and are celebrating their independence with a series of commemorative events (50Barbados, 50Guyana). No matter how much jubilation an independent course inspires, hurdles can still loom – especially […]

Shimon Peres: A Legacy for Us All

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The passing of Nobel Laureate Shimon Peres, Israel’s legendary elder statesman, leaves me sad but also optimistic. Why? Quite simply, because of his legacy as a tireless advocate for peace. I remember well an interview I conducted with Peres in 1994, when acts of terror were complicating peace talks. His words ring true to this […]


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John Bersia

Welcome to our new Global Perspectives blog. In addition to our public events, monographs and TV shows, GP staff members, fellows and interns do a significant amount of research that helps keep our office and its affiliates informed. This blog is a way to hear from GP every week about what is going on in the […]