Piracy is bad -- everywhere, at all times, and under all circumstances. There is no ideological support for pirates, and no sympathy anywhere for what is essentially a criminal enterprise.
As Money Service Business accounts continue to be closed, the ultimate victims are the Somalis who rely on remittances from abroad.
The vast majority of these deaths are preventable and result from extreme poverty conditions in the world's poorest countries.
When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.
To be sure, leftists don't want to encourage the political right which has its own opportunistic and underhanded agenda in the Middle East. Yet, by sweeping controversy under the rug and not engaging in key debates, the left opens itself up for attack.
Last week, I could only watch on television news as soldiers herded scores of my countrymen on to trucks like livestock, to be driven to detention centers. Women carrying babies struggled to climb onto the cumbersome vehicles, built not for carrying humans but cargo and commodities.
Beyond economic aid to Ukraine and other Eastern European nations, we have identified four overarching themes that should be reinforced and reaffirmed by Congress and the administration.
Democrats, Republicans, and Independents, we all believe that government should be transparent and accountable, right? How should we decide where we stand on a controversial government policy? A crucial first step is to try to establish key facts in the public record.
International law is suddenly very popular in Washington. President Obama responded to Russian military intervention in the Crimea by accusing Russia of a "breach of international law." Unfortunately, during the last five years, no world leader has done more to undermine international law than Barack Obama.
As Americans queued in the early hours of November 28, 2008, in anticipation of Black Friday shopping, the chemical tanker MV Biscaglia was under attack in the Gulf of Aden -- with a security detail of just two unarmed men and a ship laden with tons of highly flammable palm oil.
News that the Pentagon is sending its military back into Somalia, after 20 years, shows that America is still missing the point on the Horn of Africa when it comes to preventing violence. Has the Defense Department learned that little in its many misadventures on the African continent?
I gasped. For air? In shock? Both. Watching Tom Hanks, playing Captain Richard Phillips taken hostage by Somali pirates as our Navy SEALS closed in ne...
I knew I could never forgive the Somalis who killed my son. My journey to forgiveness was long and painful, but one incident was to change forever the trajectory of my life.
When Col. John Bogdan took the witness stand at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, he'd been called to testify about the strict limits he's imposed on defense attorneys' visits with their death penalty clients. The attorneys representing the defendants accused of masterminding the 9/11 terrorist attacks claim his rules make their jobs unreasonably onerous.
It is worth questioning how many American academics commenting casually on Islam turn to scholars in the Muslim world for guidance and insights, rather than just confirmation.
If and when North Korea's Kumgangsan (Diamond Mountain) resort opens again for foreign visitors, you can actually move through the most heavily fortified border to a scene of spectacular beauty.