Issues / Human Rights
Israeli forces murder political dissidents
The detention by Indonesian police on July 20 of 15 human rights activists and six negotiators for the Free Aceh Movement (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka or GAM) could portend a polarization of the conflict between government and rebel forces at the height of the p
The likely conviction of Milosevic will remain only a partial victory as long as the United States opposes the establishment of an International Criminal Court.
Increasing repression by government forces is strengthening independence sentiment in Indonesia's easternmost province of West Papua, also known as Irian Jaya.
The decision by the U.S. Congress to withhold $244 million in dues owed to the United Nations only builds upon the growing global perception of U.S. arrogance.
he United States cannot hope to promote democracy around the world as long as its supports repressive rule in Egypt or anywhere else.
The report on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict by the commission led by former U.S. Senator George Mitchell is a failed effort--not for what it includes but for what it does not include.
Any antidrug policy that forsakes or underestimates the decisive importance of democratic institutions or economic and social issues will always be counterproductive and play into the hands of drug traffickers.
It will be very difficult for the United States to speak out against human rights abuses as long as it protects its allies from international criticism or scrutiny.
With Vicente Fox nearly as popular in the United States as he his in Mexico, tomorrows meeting provides an opportunity to fulfill this promise. Hopefully, Bush and Fox will step up and seize this historic moment, rather than simply using their meeting as