Issues / Human Rights
While Washington publicly advocates for open dialogue and reform between Bahrain's regime and the opposition, its policy has so far avoided exerting any real pressure on the kingdom to achieve these ends.
In one region of the world - in this century at least - the sun never rose on US-choreographed torture.
Both Israel and the United States seek to quash expectations that the visit will jump-start the Israeli-Palestinian peace process.
Not even the intelligentsia in Bulgaria are immune to the siren song of the new nationalism to which more and more Europeans are susceptible.
The sheer number of refugees seeking safe haven is taking a toll on Syria's neighbors.
Not to mention executioner.
Major media outlets once again sit on a big story at an administration's request.
The Senate must pass the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women, an international agreement that affirms principles of human rights and equality for women everywhere.
The advance of the homeland security state along the U.S.-Canada border, funded and supported by Congress, seems both uncontroversial - and unstoppable.
Over the last quarter century, the population of Bulgaria has dropped from 9 to 7.3 million people.