A UN investigation of Israel's attacks on Gaza may put the US in the middle of a tense dispute between the international body and Israel.
Expect gale-force gusts of bombast at NATO's anniversary party.
Bipartisanship promises to be even harder to achieve on human rights than it is on a stimulus package. Two pending decisions at the United Nations will reveal the depth of the administration's commitment.
With little fanfare, Obama has reversed one of the most damaging GOP policies ever visited on developing nations, which deprived millions of women of family planning services.
Israel's assault on Gaza is a massive violation of international law. Nations that have supplied weapons and supported the siege are complicit in the crimes.
Which idea of human rights will prevail: Western notions of freedom from fear or poorer nations' insistence on freedom from want?
As Martti Ahtisaari receives the Nobel Peace Prize on December 10, it is clear that the hard work of peacemaking does not guarantee universal acclaim.
Its airports shut, Thailand is now ungovernable, as an educated elite attempts to overthrow the populist government it couldn't defeat at the ballot box.
Quiet relief, an undercurrent of caution and hope for a new approach to human rights, the environment and the problems of the poor.
As the UN meets today to assess its plan to heal a suffering world, the billions of women who still lack fundamental rights--especially reproductive rights- must be heard.