Issues / Human Rights
Sanctions have failed their stated goal -- regime change. The international community should try diplomacy instead.
The West often perceives Putins Russia as a one-man dictatorship, but analysts in Moscow point instead to a startling crisis of corporate management.
The president's shift in Iraq will be a climb-down disguised as a step forward.
The new government in Turkmenistan has pledged to continue business as usual after next month's presidential election, a frightening prospect for human rights activists and anyone concerned about the fate of prisoners of conscience.
There's no reason to build monuments of a man responsible for terror, death, and the destruction of democracy.
The fairy tale kingdom of Bhutan is heading toward democracy. Overlooked has been the problem of over 100,000 Bhutanese refugees.
A new landmark report by the United Nations University in Helsinki shows the growing global wealth divide.
Without political reform, Laos will continue to be mired in debt and poverty, argues Ronald Bruce St John.
Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's death robbed his victims and their families of the chance to obtain full justice. But they can still pursue the full truth. And the U.S. government can help.
Just three hours south of the De-Militarized Zone, the South Korean government is waging alarming levels of violence and repression against villagers in the city of Pyongtaek near the U.S. base Camp Humphrey. For over four years, residents have refused to hand over their homes and farmland to the U.S. military.