Issues / Human Rights
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.
The generals of Burma's ruling junta have set aside their uniforms, but they still resemble a military dictatorship.
Washington's poor response to the Arab Spring has severely damaged its ability to mediate the situation in Syria.
The assumption of power by Syrian President Assad's father, Hafez, came at ironic cost to his own people, the Alawites.
The prisoner exchange between Israel and Hamas reflects the power of occupation and the power of changing circumstances.
Economic deprivation planted the seeds for the bloom of totalitarianism that led to World War II.