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The United States, Mexico, and Canada have a shared destiny, say Andres Martinez and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan. In the latest in New America’s Big Ideas series on CNN.com, they explain why a North American passport may be our ticket to the future.

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88 Days to Kandahar

EVENT January 28, 2015 6:30 pm– 8:15 pm

Wednesday January 28, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:15 pm


[u'New America NYC', u'199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B', u'New York, NY 10012']

Join New America NYC for a conversation with Robert Grenier, author of 88 Days to Kandahar, and former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani as they look back at the complexities of Middle East politics and contemporary war and what it means for the future of counterterrorism and diplomacy efforts around the world.

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Where's Your Daddy?

EVENT January 28, 2015 12:15 pm– 3:00 pm

Wednesday January 28, 2015

12:15 pm – 3:00 pm


[u'New America', u'1899 L Street NW Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

Why should we worry about the lack of paternity leave policies around the world? And how do we bridge the gap between progressive policy and slowly changing global culture that too often continues to malign the man who takes leave?

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A Path Appears

EVENT January 29, 2015 6:30 pm– 8:30 pm

Thursday January 29, 2015

6:30 pm – 8:30 pm


[u'New America NYC', u'199 Lafayette Street Suite 3B', u'New York, NY 10012']

Join New America NYC for a conversation with Robert Grenier, author of 88 Days to Kandahar, and former Pakistan Ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani as they look back at the complexities of Middle East politics and contemporary war and what it means for the future of counterterrorism and diplomacy efforts around the world.

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Interrogation in the 21st Century

EVENT January 29, 2015 12:15 pm– 1:45 pm

Thursday January 29, 2015

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm


[u'New America', u'1899 L Street NW Suite 400', u'Washington, DC 20036']

Ever since reports of abusive tactics surfaced in the early 2000s, the efficacy of interrogation methods used by the U.S. military and intelligence services has been an issue of contention. Over the past 15 years, the debate has focused largely on whether or not abusive tactics were necessary to elicit intelligence.

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in the news | January 27, 2015 | International Security

Charlie Hebdo’s Rights and Wrongs

The easiest way to compound the tragedy in Paris would be to use the deaths of Charlie Hebdo’s editor, Stephane Charbonnier, and 11 others to fan the flames of religious hatred. Surely we can defend people’s right to express themselves without approving or endorsing their views. In the case of Charlie Hebdo, the decision not to disseminate its cartoons can be driven not by fear, but by respect.

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article | January 27, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

Petition the Copyright Office for Your Digital Rights

Tell the Copyright Office you want the right to repair and modify the electronics you own

Laura M. Moy

When you bought your car, did you ask whether copyright law would prevent you from bringing it to your local (non-dealer) repair shop to get it fixed? When you bought your phone, did you consider whether copyright law might prevent you from taking it with you if you ever decide ...

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article | January 26, 2015
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Why We Need a North American Passport

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The United States, Mexico, and Canada have a shared destiny, say Andres Martinez and Daniel Kurtz-Phelan. In the latest in New America’s Big Ideas series on CNN.com, they explain why a North American passport may be our ticket to the future.

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in the news | January 26, 2015 | Fellows

How Obama will be on the ballot in 2016

President Obama needs to keep his eyes on 2016. Realistically, this is the best way that he can bolster his own legacy and that of his party -- helping to set up political tools that Democrats will need to thrive once he is back in Chicago or New York and preventing the emergence of a conservative political coalition that would pick apart the achievements of the Obama presidency.​

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in the news | January 26, 2015

Why we need a North American Passport

A North American passport would reflect the unique relationship and shared interests among our nations. In the face of growing competition from rising powers elsewhere in the world, simply taking our geography for granted and focusing our attention elsewhere is no longer a viable option.

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article | January 26, 2015 | Open Technology Institute

Net Neutrality’s Achilles Heel

Interconnection abuse could break the Internet -- but the FCC can stop it

Josh Stager

Last week, elected officials, tech companies, and consumer advocates gathered on Capitol Hill for hearings on a controversial bill that would put a legislative straitjacket on the Federal Communications Commission -- just weeks before the agency is expected to adopt net neutrality rules. The bill itself does more harm than good ...