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Countering Violent Extremism in Bangladeshi
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04/30/2016
Extremist attacks in Bangladesh "are not just attacks on the Bangladeshi people, but also their long tradition of open debate, religious tolerance, and moderation.” Fighting them and promoting human rights are the work of both community and government.
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Video Countering Violent Extremism in Bangladesh

Extremist attacks in Bangladesh "are not just attacks on the Bangladeshi people, but also their long tradition of open debate, religious tolerance, and moderation.” Fighting them and promoting human rights are the work of both community and government.
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Video Policy Focus Nigeria: The Importance of Youth Participation

“We have been working with young people in encouraging them to look at opportunities to contribute to their country’s success.”
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Video View From Washington: Iran's Destabilizing Behavior

The U.S. has been encouraged by Iran’s adherence to its commitments under the nuclear deal. But “profound differences” with Iran remain: its support for terrorism, its assistance to the brutal Assad regime, it rights abuses against the Iranian people.
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Video Policy Focus Nigeria: Fighting Corruption

Assistant Secretary of State Linda Thomas-Greenfield discusses fighting corruption in Nigeria.
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Video View From Washington: Letter and Spirit of Iranian Nuclear Deal

President Obama noted that, so far, Iran’s leaders have lived up to the nuclear deal to the letter; but he cautioned that the spirit of the agreement also involves Iran’s sending signals to the world community and businesses that it is not going to be engaging in a range of provocative actions.

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