Category Archives: Human rights

Asia’s maturing democracies wrestle with inclusion, election realities


Asia’s democracies need to promote greater inclusiveness, social cohesion and participation if they are to provide a compelling alternative to China’s authoritarian development model, an international conference heard this week…. Read more »

Russia flexing its muscles in Central America


Russia is rekindling its once-strong ties to Nicaragua, possibly including providing the Central American nation with jet fighters, stoking unease as far away as the Andes in South America, reports… Read more »

Letting Iran off hook on human rights? Hardliners gear up for battle


When Hassan Rouhani won Iran’s presidency in 2013, Washington’s human rights caucus looked on expectantly, notes Suzanne Nossel, executive director of the Pen American Center and a former deputy assistant… Read more »