Issues / Human Rights
One of the major problems plaguing the Balkans is impunity.
In the void left by the government's utter lack of action, citizens are stepping forward to protect women at demonstrations.
Israel showed bad faith in rearresting a man exchanged for Gilad Shalit -- and worse faith by holding him in administrative detention.
The United States military is its own worst enemy, "witch" burning, healthcare overseas, and other assorted errata.
Same-sex marriage and adoption move forward in France.
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.