Issues / Human Rights
The problem here is "governance failure." Or maybe we should just call it "decadence." The United States may at this point be so weakened by rot and ideology that it is unable even to act in its own interests, let alone the interests of its people, let alone the interests of humanity as a whole.
The nuclear threat, organizers say, extends beyond Tohoku, even beyond Japan. And indeed, this is the message that has been heard around the world, as the anti-nuke protest and politics were staged with specific reference to Fukushima (sadly, rarely with respect to the wider Tohoku region).
A poem for the mother of a young man killed by a bomb in Israel.
On November 6, Otto Perez-Molina was voted Guatemala's next president. Perez has been accused of genocide and serious human rights violations on numerous occasions.
What happens in Sri Lanka over the next five years might have a lot to do with the way the country looks for the next three decades.
The Obama administration refuses to make military aid to Egypt contingent upon the degree to which it embraces democracy.
Should the United States choose to support long-term peace and stability over its short-term counterterrorism interests, there is much that it can do to help ensure a peaceful Kenyan election.
R2P was used, in part, to justify regime change in Libya.
After decades of government malfeasance, Libya needs new political structures, a strong civil society, and an equitable economy.
Washington is courting a dictator in order to continue its war in Afghanistan.