Intern, Analytical Development
Alex Kochenburger is an intern with the Analytical Development team at the New Lines Institute. He is currently pursuing a Master of Arts in Law and Diplomacy at The Fletcher School, where he is concentrating in human security and conflict resolution. Prior to graduate school, Alex studied Arabic with the Center for Arabic Study Abroad Program, worked at AMIDEAST in Washington, D.C., and completed a Fulbright in Agadir, Morocco. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies and Arabic from the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA.
After periods of conflict, some countries must decide how to deal with widespread state-sponsored human rights abuses. In some countries, governments set up truth commissions to provide justice in these instances – but those commissions often fail to fulfill their stated purpose. In this Net Assessment, Alexander Kochenburger writes that the U.S. can work with its allies – like Morocco – to make sure that such commissions are allowed to do the work they are meant to do.