"If that isn't stealing," she said, "then I don't know what is."
This Thursday, former senator Chuck Hagel will appear before the Senate Armed Services Committee to seek confirmation as secretary of defense. While h...
Today I'm going to zap around the world a bit, outlining some global trends that are areas of opportunity, both for promoting the World Economic Forum's commitment to "improving the state of the world" and for businesses' bottom lines.
Freedom House has compiled the following questions for Senator John Kerry, who has been nominated as the next U.S. secretary of state. Kerry’s c...
Armed conflict in Kachin state is a hindrance to Burma's democratic transition. The conflict also damages Burma's credibility as it happens when the international community has begun to show great interest in the country.
by Arch Puddington and Jennifer Dunham *Arch Puddington is vice president for research at Freedom House, and Jennifer Dunham is the research a...
Win Tin is 85 and Hla Hla Win is 28. Generations separate them, but both stood up to a grotesque military regime that dominated their country for decades.
At AFAR, we believe that (nearly) anywhere in the world could be a place to go in 2013. Maybe it's because we subscribe to the choose-your-own-adventure approach to travel. That said, the following 13 places really stand out for us this year.
On September 28, 2012, we flew on Air Asia from Bangkok, Thailand to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma). This is country #3 on our year adventure. Both George and I had been to Myanmar (Burma) before but this is our first time together. We can't wait to share our adventures with you.
On September 28, 2012 we traveled to Bangkok airport to fly to Yangon, Myanmar (Burma) for our 28-day stay. As Air Asia was moving to a new airport on October 1, 2012, they had a BIG RALLY with the Bangkok University Cheer-leading Team to celebrate their move.
In 2012, @hrw sent over 2,000 tweets and a quarter of a million new people started following the feed. Human Rights Watch has over 100 staff actively tweeting human rights developments around the world.
As 2012 winds down, it is time again to reflect on the year’s human rights developments. How did the world do following an eventful 2011?
There are many things to be thankful for in 2012. People have been taking to the streets around the world, from students in Chile to indigenous activists in Canada to anti-austerity workers in Europe. Here are some U.S. and global issues that experienced newfound gains in 2012.
From September 23 to 28, 2012, we focused in Bangkok, Thailand on figuring out how to get a visa to Myanmar. We traveled by local boat (15B about 50 cents) and sky-train (15B one stop) from Koh San Road to the Silom area where the Myanmar embassy is located.
The idea of a unique set of "Asian values" that argued for compliance and conformity was briefly popular in the 1990s. But that was only a ruse to legitimize authoritarian regimes.
In her campaign, Park Geun-hye used three words: Ready, Female, President.