Issues / Human Rights
If Burma's nascent nuclear-weapons program is met with international condemnation so might its human-rights abuses be.
In response to popular pressures, the Algerian regime is making gestures toward reform. But the real problem is the regime itself.
A sigh of relief undoubtedly went up in transatlantic capitals when Gaddafi was killed.
Tyrants come to diverse endings.
We know neither who pulls the nuclear strings in Iran nor whether the Revolutionary Guard is behind the assassination plot.
Caricatures of Cuba as intolerant of political expression may contain a kernel of truth, but they miss the richness of dissent in the daily life of Cuba's political culture.
There's no way for a dictator to bow out gracefully.
One does not have to be a member of the Supreme Leader's fan club to be skeptical of the Iran assassination allegations.
'There is no greater sorrow on earth than the loss of one's native land.' Euripides, 431 BC
Three women are sharing the 2011 Nobel Prize for Peace.