While the shouting but, notably, not shooting continues in the Ukraine crisis, and the Middle East peace process collapses, President Barack Obama is in the middle of his four-nation Asia-Pacific tour. How's it going, amidst very predictable distractions from Russia and Israel? Fair to middling.
What to do about torture, rape, political prison camps and other atrocities in North Korea? A UN investigative panel says the isolated country is a "totalitarian state without parallel in the contemporary world" and its abusers must be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court.
In order to move toward the realization of peace as a human right on the Korean peninsula as a whole, President Obama, winner of the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize, needs to acknowledge that the policy of "strategic patience" has not worked.
There were no representatives from Syria, Iraq or North Korea at Nelson Mandela's memorial. This is not just about paying respects, this is about the fate of our global community.
Both leading U.S. cabinet offices concerned with international security are joining in a steady drumbeat of calling China to task for its aggression just as President Obama prepares to travel to Asia.
From our provincial position, 'evil' nations like North Korea should not have dangerous weapons. From their provincial position, our possession of nuclear weapons provides a practical and moral imperative that they have equally deadly capabilities.
Many Christians focus on Jesus as a triumphant figure. We crave a powerful Jesus who can come into our lives and make a triumphal mark.
While repression in North Korea is widely recognized, less understood is why North Korea is such a militarized nation.
Beijing's calculated silence on the Ukrainian crisis is based on several geopolitical issues: the ideological pillar of non-interference, the China-Russia alliance, Chinese investments in Ukraine, and concerns about ethnic separatism in western China.
It is important to break this cycle and work towards resolving suspicions between the two Koreas. We can works towards reconciliation and have families reunited. We can build bridges between nations and work for peace.
Previously, the men in North Korea had been able to choose from 10 different --but still pretty similar -- state-sanctioned hairstyles (women, lucky them, were given 18 to choose from).
Something amazing occurred in Geneva today. For the first time in the history of North Korea's three-generation totalitarian rule, a U.N. body acknowledged the regime's massive abuses and invoked U.N. members' obligations to address them.
Meetings between South Korean President Geun-hye, Japanese Prime Minister Abe, and U.S. President Obama this week come at a particularly opportune time. Divisions between America's two strongest Asian allies undermines U.S. strategic objectives, and benefits one primary regional and global player: China
On Monday, March 17, Chen Chuandong, a counsellor at China's mission in Geneva, publicly rejected allegations of North Korean human rights abuses. In his speech to the U.N. Human Rights Council, he called the allegations "divorced from reality."
A major flaw in the approach the United States has taken toward North Korea is the "all-or-nothing" attitude. Either North Korea agrees at the beginning that it will give up its entire nuclear program or all bets are off.
The ILLITERACY is the state of mind occupied by all the people in this country who are either functionally or de facto illiterate. Sure there are tho...