China's policy of forcibly repatriating North Korean defectors has resulted in brutal punishments including summary execution on a mass scale.
With a reputation for being charming, witty and funny in person, Rice is known for being candid and persuasive at the United Nations. She responded by email to interview questions posed by The InterDependent.
In the wake of newly-passed UN Security Council sanctions against North Korea, Pyongyang has issued a new batch of heated rhetoric nearly every day. B...
If only the actual drone program, and the strategic thinking that underlies it, were to undergo the same sort of review as a little contraption of cloth and medal.
Whether one perceives the U.S. as a force for good or imperial power, the UN's agenda is inevitably shaped by its veto-wielding powers, either by action or inaction. The UN is frequently injected into issues that serve the interests of its most powerful members.
Following the latest heightened, bellicose threats from North Korea, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a new round of sanctions, aimed primarily at starving their growing missile program. But increased sanctions are unlikely to create a positive change in North Korean conduct.
To uphold standing for a litigant whose record is so bad that it would be swept in under any law implies that those who would uphold Alabama in this case effectively oppose all voting rights for any Americans.
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"The Supreme Leader is still getting used to the last time everything was changed by the Internet aggressor Zuckerberg," says Chung Mun-hee, spokesperson for Pyongyang's Foreign Ministry.
No one can predict what Pyongyang will do, which frequently threatens action, then reneges and then does something anyway to make sure the world and the region pay attention. It has the bomb but not (yet) the means to deliver it via a missile.
If what they taught in journalism school actually led to multiple day "hang out sessions" with the leader of the hermit kingdom then of course this story would have been done already.
Watching George Stephanopoulos' revenge of the nerd-style interview with Dennis Rodman on This Week, I was struck by the devastating common sense wisdom the five-time NBA Champion brought to his role as an accidental international diplomat.
Consider what the Senate, which once dubbed itself "the world's greatest deliberative body," and a news media, which has greater access to information than at any time in history, didn't deal with just in the last few days of the anti-Hagel filibuster.
It would be far more sensible for investors to remain cautious about the future, rather than to assume that the sun will continue to shine indefinitely.
There seems to be two very separate conversations regarding nuclear technology: one about its use as a power source and another about its use as a weapon. Of course, in the real world, military goals and ensuring energy supplies have been intimately intertwined.
It was on nuclear policy that Hagel's fellow Republicans have been most contradictory and incoherent. Not one of the senators who were so insistent on brandishing the military option against Tehran demanded that Hagel threaten a military attack on North Korea's nuclear facilities.