Issues / Human Rights
Many citizens look back over the 20th century and see the Supreme Court championing individual freedoms and standing in the way of government abuse of power. But this is not the case in many issues involving foreign policy, an issue raised when Samuel Alito was appointed to the Supreme Court. It's Congress, not the courts, that needs to step up to exert its Constitutionally-mandated role of checking executive power.
It is customary early in the New Year to recommend good books to read. And the "Tao Te Ching" should be at the top of President Bush's list. Careening from crisis to crisis with approval ratings drooping, the president should consider the opening lines of chapter 80. "If a country is governed wisely, its inhabitants will be content."
Lost amidst the predictably negative reaction to the victory by Hamas in the Palestinian parliamentary elections is the crucial role that the U.S. government had in bringing the radical Islamist group to power.
On May 17 a legal summons on behalf of the World Tribunal on Iraq (WTI) requested the attendance of President Bush and Prime Minister Blair to defend charges that they are in “violation of common values of humanity, international treaties, and international law” for waging war in Iraq.
A critical evaluation of President Bush's State of the Union address highlights inconsistencies and contradictions in the Bush administration's foreign policy.
A comprehensive look at the issues at stake in the London Conference.
Conference in London shapes Afghanistan's future through crafting of new compact.
U.S. foreign policy and U.S. democracy.
Challenges of building democracy in Cambodia.
The tiny country of Nepal is at a major crossroads: one path leads to a monarchy and a society continually plagued by internal strife while another offers the possibility of peace and a modern day democracy.