The conviction of Charles Taylor cannot undo the terrible crimes he committed, but it will contribute to reconciliation and renewal in Sierra Leone and throughout West Africa.
Russia is yet another example of President Obama's naïve foreign policy, which has left American interests weakened and our values compromised.
It is time for America to stop giving the Egyptian authorities a blank check. President Obama must clearly condemn the outrageous escalation of repression in Egypt.
As it begins its post-election path, Tunisia can be the historic lever that changes the Arab world forever.
Southern Sudan’s independence is a considerable achievement for Africans—but a proposed oil revenue split could jeopardize peace.
Today, in the streets of Cairo and Alexandria, we again discover that people everywhere undeniably want dignity, opportunity, and a responsive, representative government.
The United States is failing to defend and project its principles, its values, and the universal human rights to which all people everywhere are entitled.
Since President Obama’s Cairo speech, his administration has been disturbingly quiet in word and deed about the Egyptian government’s repression of democracy.
The most recent entry in freedom’s ledger was written in late June in an unlikely corner of East Africa.
For years the major question regarding China has been whether it will embrace the post–World War II order. The answer is no.
The foundation for self-determination and responsible, responsive, representative government is stronger today.
The early months of the Obama administration suggest that it has fallen prey to a false and foolish choice. The values and impulse of idealism that animated United States foreign policy have flatlined.