America’s top foreign policy to-do’s in 2014 include preventing Iran from reaching the nuclear threshold, addressing the humanitarian disaster in Syria, containing Russia, managing a rising China and reclaiming its own voice on human rights. Let’s take these one at a time.
The Dow Jones industrial average often makes headlines. But let's not forget everything else that happened as the Dow has twisted and turned Ñ from The Muppets suing Mickey Mouse to John McCain meeting Joe the Plumber.
NAIROBI, Kenya — One of the most wanted fugitives in Rwanda's
genocide, an intelligence officer accused of organizing the
slaughter of civilians, including a ceremonial queen, was arrested
in Uganda this week, Ugandan and Rwandan officials said
Scientists and government leaders have already started mapping
out how to try to improve the world's first successful AIDS
vaccine, which protected one in three people from getting HIV in a
large study in Thailand.
UNITED NATIONS — A U.N. investigation concluded Tuesday that
both sides in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in Gaza committed
war crimes and possible crimes against humanity, raising the
prospect that officials may seek prosecution in the International
Perhaps it would be better if we simply vowed to never again say
"never again" when it comes to the sort of slaughter and
institutionalized cruelty we associate with the Holocaust. Then
again, taking the sting out of hypocrisy wouldn't do much for the
people of North Korea.