Issues / Human Rights
Thanks to the crackdown, Bahrain is increasingly riven by sectarianism, with a more energized Sunni minority and a discredited Shia parliamentary bloc.
As chief prosecutor of the Yugoslav and Rwandan tribunals Carla Del Ponte found herself struggling uphill against institutional indifference and opposition.
Though a supporter of Israel's right to exist, George McGovern also became an outspoken opponent of its human rights abuses.
"Soldaten: On Fighting, Killing, and Dying" demonstrates the Wehrmacht's acquiescence to Third Reich atrocities.
In the foreign policy debates between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, expect these issues to get short thrift.
Bendjedid was considered by some to be Algeria's Ronald Reagan -- a man whose main skill consisted of acting out others' scripts.
Gay Pride week in Serbia saw its unfair share of controversies.
The concept of Responsibility to Protect (R2P) has gained general acceptance more quickly than anticipated.
The West may not use nuclear weapons on Iran, but attacking its nuclear enrichment facilities will have a similar effect.
"He insisted that I couldn't understand Bulgaria until I'd listened to the Balkan blues."