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The current public discourse about Afghanistan is largely focused on U.S. national security interest rather than the needs of the Afghan people. Gen. Stanley McChrystal, the top U.S. general in Afghanistan, has requested at least 40,000 additional U.S. troops in order to quell an insurgency. The Obama administration is weighing its options, while many politicians…

Read more Militarizing Aid in Afghanistan

The MCC Washington Office is pleased to announce the release of a new, 16-page advocacy guide to gun violence prevention.  This free guide is available from the MCC Store. You can also view a printable version on our website in PDF format. The guide includes: An overview — including statistics — about gun violence in the United States.…

Read more MCC Washington Office Guide to Preventing Gun Violence Now Available

The latest issue of the print version of the Washington Memo should be arriving in homes this week.  The feature article along with accompanying Internet-only features are available now on this website. This Memo covers many aspects of the U.S. immigration debate, including economic causes, immigrant domestic violence victims and the detention of the undocumented.…

Read more Welcoming the Stranger: U.S. Immigration Policy

It’s election day, finally. Citizens are out in force voting for the next president. Whoever gets elected will face enormous challenges; but there are also opportunities for reform and change.  Colombia was never a central theme in the presidential campaigns, however the issue surfaced a few times. In the final presidential debate, during a contentious exchange…

Read more For the Next President: Change Course in Colombia