Issues / Human Rights
He's better than his predecessor, but whether he's adding to an already gargantuan Pentagon budget or sending more troops to Afghanistan, Obama has maintained some disturbing continuities with Bush-era policies.
Obama should end the institutional impunity to which American commanders and U.S. military allies have become accustomed.
The U.S. should participate in the upcoming Durban Review Conference in Geneva.
Heres the good, the bad, and whats next.
Like an injured German U-Boat, the global economy continues to sink. Columnist Walden Bello asks: Can the G-20 meeting bring it back to the surface before we all perish?
World powers can't rely more on the International Monetary Fund to buffer the impact of the economic crisis on poor nations unless they fix many of the Fund's flaws first.
In response to genocide and ethnic cleansing, the UN has adopted a new doctrine called the Responsibility to Protect. Are we finally going to say "never again" or is it just "more of the same"?
The Responsibility to Protect doctrine, regardless of the good intentions of some proponents, is just another method for the more powerful to impose their will on the less powerful.
Inaction in the face of genocide is itself a crime.
When it comes to protecting people from genocide, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.