Issues / Human Rights

A Siamese Tragedy

The recent coup in Thailand marks the downfall of democracy in Thailand. Will it also signal a retreat from democracy worldwide?

Why Do They Hate US?

Commenting on an exhibition of political cartoons from around the world, international pollster Clay Ramsay provides some insights into Why They Hate Us.

Engaging Islam

Should the United States emphasize democracy or humanist religious traditions in its approach to global Islam? FPIF's Najum Mushtaq and Abdeslam Maghraoui of the U.S. Institute of Peace offer two different answers.

Cuba, Misunderestimated

It's time to let Americans go to Cuba, erode the embargo and open the island to cultural and political currents that might bring pleasant and democratic winds of change.
The Bush administration is supporting the reform of Islam from within. But this faith-based approach is undemocratic, ignorant of the complexities of Islam, and ultimately doomed to fail.
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