Democratic Defense against Disinformation

Democratic Defense against Disinformation.  Atlantic Council. Daniel Fried and Alina Polyakova. March 5, 2018.

 “The Russians and other purveyors of disinformation will constantly improve their tactics; our counter-tactics therefore cannot be static,” write Ambassador Daniel Fried and Dr. Alina Polyakova in Democratic Defense Against Disinformation, a new publication by the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center. This report is part of the broader transatlantic effort to identify democratic solutions for countering disinformation in the short term and building societal resistance to it in the long term. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

 [PDF format, 32 pages].


Aligning Partnerships for Security: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Security and Economic Cooperation

Aligning Partnerships for Security: A Human Rights-Based Approach to Security and Economic Cooperation. Center for Strategic & International Studies. Shannon N. Green, Julie N. Snyder. February 23, 2017

Human rights are often compromised and relegated to a lower status than security or economic interests. Furthermore, a lack of collaboration and communication between U.S. government agencies, the private sector, and civil society prevents a more coherent and effective approach to human rights. This report examines concrete ways in which the U.S. government, particularly the military, private sector, and civil society, can work individually and in concert to reduce human rights violations committed by partner security forces. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 24 pages, 2.80 MB].

Hedging Risk by Combating Human Trafficking: Insights from the Private Sector

Hedging Risk by Combating Human Trafficking: Insights from the Private Sector. World Economic Forum. Web posted February 18, 2015.

The report is designed to help companies share best practices so they can mitigate their risks and help eliminate this … practice. It highlights insights and technology-driven interventions in the hospitality, finance, and transportation industries. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 24 pages, 6.37 MB].

Transforming Neighborhoods with Government Partners

Transforming Neighborhoods with Government Partners. Urban Institute. Molly M. Scott et al. May 31, 2013.

The Great Recession and the corresponding collapse of the housing market have had far-reaching effects on communities across the country. With nonprofits and local governments both trying to do more with less, Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) commissioned a study to crystallize the tools its affiliates need to nurture successful collaborations. Synthesizing information gleaned from a literature review, an extensive web survey of Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative (NRI) affiliates, and case studies of three communities, the report suggests concrete strategies to plan, build, and sustain relationships with local government partners. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

[PDF format, 127 pages, 1.19 MB].