Imagine you're an historian 100 years from now -- assuming there are any historians 100 years from now, which is not obvious -- and you're looking back at what's happening today. You'd see something quite remarkable.
It is not too late for the Obama administration's Atrocities Prevention Board to take the lead in thwarting mass atrocities. Everyday it fails to act is an invitation to Khartoum, Pyongyang, Damascus and their ilk to step up their assaults on human lives and dignity.
President Obama should stick to his red line policy toward Syria and avoid advancing a red line policy toward Iran that will tie his hands. That may frustrate his domestic critics, but it makes America's adversaries nervous. And this is exactly where we should want our country's foreign policy to be.
It's time for us to grow up in our assessments of North Korea. Belittling North Korea, literally and figuratively, ultimately prevents us from developing our own mature alternatives.
Thankfully, it appears that North Korea won't be bombing the United States anytime soon. However, that doesn't mean we shouldn't pay attention to this key foreign policy dilemma.
No one should be surprised by the politicization of human rights in the United Nations. And in principle, criticisms of a state's human rights record should not necessarily be delegitimized by the political system of the state making those criticisms.
In yet another week of insanity and far-reaching events, News Genius is back to break down the Top 5 quotes of the week, spread across sports, science, law, and international affairs.
Timing is everything. Hence, I plan big trips around major events. So when the perfect storm hit -- the triple threat of Gatsby mania, Bieber meltdown and Pyongyang missile menace -- I was ready. Ready to escape the chaos of Leonardo, Justin & Kim Jong, and fly off to the closest monastery.
What was remarkable about the visit was how unremarkable it was. The lack of outward concern, the minimal departure from the daily routine, the refusal to stop traveling, reveling, shopping and dining -- this was as revealing as any protest could have been about life in South Korea.
A handful of Democratic and Republican senators are considering a rewrite of 60 of the most consequential words to ever pass through Congress: The Authorization for Use of Military Force, which is enabling a system of eternal warfare.
There is, indeed, a bomb waiting to go off on the Korean Peninsula, but it is not of the Kim Jong-un's making. Seoul and its allies in the U.S. and elsewhere must give equal -- if not greater emphasis -- to the very real and complex crisis that might cause the Korean economic miracle to implode.
Perhaps Obama should be more careful about what he calls a "red line." Dictators are not impressed by empty threats. Would there be support for a multi-national effort to secure chemical weapons stores?
The governments of countries most endangered by Pyongyang are now asking a critical question: What to do? Fortunately, the answer is clear.
IHS noted that about 66 percent of the world's NAND flash and 70 percent of the tablet display manufacturing takes place in South Korea. So any outbreak of hostilities would result in the immediate halt of smartphone, tablet and computer manufacturing worldwide.
Here we go again. Syria's apparent use of a small amount of chemical weapons against its own people has many Republicans and conservatives calling for President Barack Obama to intervene. Yeah, easy, right? Just like Iraq.
Kim Jong-un? I know how he feels. Really, I do. If you run a small business, you have to feel a little sympathy for the guy.