Jack, Ina, And The Lessons Of History

He and Ina have a story that's both charming and important. It speaks to the power of love, to the human instinct to survive in the midst of horror, to the role of fate in determining who lives and who dies.

U.S. Opportunities In Libya And Egypt

Events in Libya and Egypt highlight the potential benefits of United States human rights promotion -- both for the U.S. and for people across the world -- as well as the downsides of America's failure to pursue that task.


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Peace Through Tennis: An Alluring Idea

All is not lost, however, for peace between Israelis and Arabs need not come just from the top down -- not just when leaders across this turbulent region cast aside their weapons and sign treaties.
Syria's President Bashar al-Assad

We Will Be Haunted By Syria

?Life,? the philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said, ?must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards.?
Overview of the Human Rights Council special session on the situation in Syria at the United Nations in Geneva

Latest U.S. Report Is Timely Human Rights Reminder

The question is whether, in light of growing human rights problems from China and Russia to the Middle East and North Africa, the United States is doing enough to factor human rights into its foreign policy.