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Afghan security personnel inspect a damaged building

AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File

Analysis & Opinions - World Politics Review

Using Afghanistan's Frozen Funds to Pay 9/11 Families Could Backfire

| June 17, 2022

Charli Carpenter comments on  U.S. President Joe Biden's executive order, issued in February 2022, releasing $7 billion in frozen, U.S.-held Afghan central bank reserves. It has been proposed to use half of the funds to pay reparations to the families of 9/11 victims.

Exterior view of the International Criminal Court

AP/Peter Dejong, File

Analysis & Opinions - World Politics Review

In Ukraine, Justice Is Possible for Wartime Rape Victims. But It Won't Be Easy

| May 06, 2022

Charli Carpenter elaborates on three important reasons to believe that the systemic mass rape allegations in Ukraine are highly likely to be evaluated by U.N. war crimes investigators and prosecuted in war crimes courts.

Afghan women chant and hold signs of protest

AP/Mohammed Shoaib Amin

Analysis & Opinions - World Politics Review

The U.S. Can Do More for Afghan Women Than Shame the Taliban

| Apr. 22, 2022

Charli Carpenter argues that the Taliban should be isolated and shamed, and diplomatic recognition should be withheld until an inclusive government is in place. But in the meantime, the United States should do all in its power to protect and expand the human rights of women. Leading by example can be the most powerful form of advocacy.

A Ukrainian volunteer holds a the country's flag and directs hundreds of refugees

AP/Visar Kryeziu, File

Analysis & Opinions - World Politics Review

Biden's Empty Promise Leaves Ukrainian Refugees in the Cold

| Apr. 08, 2022

Charli Carpenter writes that the White House has announced that the United States will open its doors to 100,000 refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine. But there are several enormous problems with this refugee relief plan—and the dysfunctional system now facing Ukrainians should be a wake-up call for the United States on its treatment of refugees in general.

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Airbnb and Grassroots Relief for Ukrainian Refugees Are a Bad Fit

| Mar. 25, 2022

Airbnb's refugee-helping program has some advantages over the "ghost-booking" model. But it mitigates against the very sort of grassroots organizing that is currently running the engine of the relief effort for Ukrainian refugees. What is missing is a technological solution to bridge the gap between the two approaches argues Charli Carpenter.

An aerial view of refugees queuing for transport


Analysis & Opinions - World Politics Review

At the Ukraine Border, Volunteers Struggle to Make Up for Absent NGOs

| Mar. 18, 2022

Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, war refugees have been flooding across the country's western border into Poland, greeted by local Poles, international volunteers, and a few small NGOs operating in the country. How is this effort going three weeks into Europe's biggest refugee crisis since World War II? In Poland, Charli Carpenter asked these questions of journalists, aid workers, and Polish citizens.

Former French Foreign Legion member identified as Mornay walks around the border crossing in Medyka, southeastern Poland

AP/Visar Kryeziu

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Male-only Conscription Will Undermine Ukraine's War Effort

| Mar. 11, 2022

Charli Carpenter explains why Ukraine's policy of enforcing the draft on men between the ages of 18 and 60, but not on women, is a violation of men's human rights and puts refugee women at greater risk. But more importantly for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, it is also counterproductive to his war aims in several key respects.