Issues / Human Rights
Sri Lankan minister perverts the concept of a hunger strike.
The world still extracts resources from Congo, and the Congolese still don't get the benefits.
A renewed engagement with the ICC suggests that the Obama administration is interested in shaping international law while remaining immune to prosecution under the very laws it helps develop.
In the face of sanctions, defectors with nuclear secrets, and a liberalized officer corps, how long can Burma's junta hold out?
Learning what actually transpired during Israel's attack on the Gaza Flotilla was apparently of little interest to the majority of congress which signed a letter in its defense.
Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa was in India earlier this month making promises to resettle the war-displaced Sri Lankan Tamil minority one year after his government's forces won a crippling victory over the Tamil Tiger insurgency.
Israel has put together a committee to look into its recent flotilla attack. Is Washington's support for this less-than-independent inquiry a quid pro quo for Israel's reducing its blockade of Gaza?
President Obama has made some progress in making it easier for legitimate asylum-seekers to stay in the United States. But more can be done.
Instead of pinning the blame on Israel for flotilla tragedy, congressional Democrats are leaping to Israel's defense.
Is trading the investigation of the Gaza flotilla incident for easing of Israel's blockade of Gaza the right move?