The International Court of Justice's recent ruling in favor of Kosovo's right to declare independence has opened the door for Kosovo to enter the family of sovereign states. The task falls to Kosovo's powerful Prime Minister Hashim Thaci.
Rep. Lowey's statement that she would not support foreign aid until there was an end to corruption is understandable. But cutting off foreign aid now is absolutely the wrong approach for the US to take in Afghanistan.
I hope the Obama administration's appeal on the Court's overturned drilling moratorium is in front of a judge without ties to the oil industry who understands how to interpret the law accurately and fairly.
Erlinder may hold political opinions at the fringes of the debate. However, to see this man consigned to unlawful imprisonment by the lowest elements of the Kagame sycophants because of his political views is a grave disappointment.
We will know Chinese society is becoming more civil when the economic/human interests of individuals are accepted as not "good" or "bad" or "right" or "wrong" but inextricably linked with sustainable, rational economic growth.
In recent years, dozens of lawyers have been forced into prison, out of the country, or worse. Yet despite these outrages, and the fraud schemes they're associated with, not a thing is being done to stop this.
Precisely because Americans are easily distracted -- because, as study after study shows, they are clueless about their rights -- the American governmental scheme is sliding ever closer toward authoritarianism.
Brazil is impressive to international observers for its economic growth, low inflation, and firmly established democratic institutions. But the question remains: what kind role in the world does Brazil want to play?