Last week, the U.S. Department of State delivered its annual Trafficking in Persons report. Though the report is much anticipated each year by anti-trafficking advocates, this year drew extra attention as the first report released by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in the Trump administration, and in the wake of two straight years of allegations that political considerations had weighted some country rankings. There is much in this report for which the State Department should be commended, in particular: Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan retain their Tier 3 ranking. Both Central Asian
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