NEW YORK -- North Korea, a totalitarian country ranked near the bottom in the world on the press freedom index, presents one of the toughest challenge...
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PYONGYANG, North Korea -- Girls' soccer teams waged a fierce battle outside a huge gymnasium. Two young brides, one resplendent in a white gown and th...
10 years. That's the length of the sentence that Thai man, Suwicha Thakor, received in April for posting two comments on a website deemed insulting to Thailand's monarchy.
The American captives are safely home. But was it right to give in to North Korea's obvious diplomatic blackmail?
When the two women disembarked, after tears, hugs and kisses, Bill Clinton chose not to speak. This said more about the former president than any of his words could have conveyed.
Today, because of the efforts of thousands of activists, supporters, and well-wishers on channels like this one, Laura and Euna were pardoned and are on their way home with former Pres. Clinton.
Now that Bill has successfully completed his North Korea mission, will Obama use him as the magic bullet to solve crises? Or will Bill become a freelancer, exceeding his mandate?
These days, I can't get too happy because deeply rooted in my consciousness is an agonizing despair over the unresolved fate of my friend Laura Ling and her colleague Euna Lee in North Korea.
The next time you see a Republican defend torture or Guantanamo, think of what is going on in North Korea now and what Lakhdar Boumediene went through.
There really isn't any precedent for what Laura and Euna are about to endure. No American has ever gone through the North Korean judicial system.
This incident presents a unique opportunity for members of the global community to establish a new method of diplomacy and communication for resolving their differences, big and small.
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