human rights
The Rohingya, R2P, And Civilian Protection

The Rohingya, R2P, And Civilian Protection

Imagine being forced to flee your home because the military is attacking and killing your neighbors, burning down your village, and raping and abducting your wife and children. You want to turn to your government for help, but it doesn’t even recognize you as a...

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Engaging North Korea Successfully on Human Rights

Engaging North Korea Successfully on Human Rights

North Korea has the worst human rights record of any country in the world except perhaps Eritrea and Syria. There is, however, a curious exception to this record: disability rights. This case offers a powerful counter-example of successful engagement in an arena where...

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Honoring Otto Warmbier

Honoring Otto Warmbier

North Korea is not a tourist destination that I generally recommend for Americans. South Koreans have special reasons to visit the country – to see members of their divided families, to visit legendary places like Mt. Paektu, to experience an alternative Korean...

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Every Journalist Mourns a Dead Journalist

Every Journalist Mourns a Dead Journalist

Noé Zavaleta is a brave Mexican journalist. He works—or used to work—in Veracruz.  In the last six years, seventeen journalists have been murdered and five have gone missing in the mountainous coastal state that rings a sizable chunk of the Gulf of Mexico, according...

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U.S. Weapons Sales Are Drenched in Yemeni Blood

U.S. Weapons Sales Are Drenched in Yemeni Blood

When Pope Francis visited the U.S. Congress in September 2015, he boldly posed a moral challenge to his American hosts, asking: “Why are deadly weapons being sold to those who plan to inflict untold suffering on individuals and society?” “Sadly, the answer, as we all...

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Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir

Mourning and Resistance in Kashmir

In Kashmir, the killing days are here again. In 2010, Indian forces shot and killed more than 135 unarmed civilians. Nearly half of them were teenagers, and the youngest was eight years old. This year, using "non-lethal" pellets fired into the face at close range,...

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Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

Deafening Silence from Ethiopia

Since November, state security forces have killed hundreds of protesters and arrested thousands in Oromia, Ethiopia’s largest region. It’s the biggest political crisis to hit the country since the 2005 election but has barely registered internationally. And with the...

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