Issues / Human Rights
Since the end to the U.S. wars in Southeast Asia, many other wars have been waged, in other parts of the world, in new terrain, villages, and communities. Yet, the wars in Southeast Asia lingers.
By restricting military assistance to Indonesia, President Obama can do the most for human rights in the world's largest Muslim-majority country.
If rich countries respond to their own financial woes by slashing aid to the world's poorest countries, the Millennium Development Goals will end up on the boulevard of broken dreams.
Serious economic engagement with North Korea can help improve the human rights situation in one of the bleakest parts of the globe.
The 2008 Beijing Olympics represents a golden opportunity for the brand-conscious sportswear industry to associate its products with the cherished Olympic brand.
Perhaps young athletes from New England and Alabama can bring down the level of government irrationality on U.S.-Cuba policy a peg or two.
With the Olympic Games just around the corner, the prospects for democratization in China have never been more propitious.
China has bought into the extravaganza of commodification that is modern Olympism and, in so doing, the country's buy-in to consumer capitalism is almost complete.
Europe and the U.S. should back the beleaguered Turkish government because of the role a democratic Turkey can play in both stabilizing and liberalizing the Middle East.
Washington has rightly condemned human rights abuses in Zimbabwe. So why not Equatorial Guinea?