human rights

North Korea: Dealing with a Human Rights Scourge and Security Threat

There never has been any question about the extraordinary nature of North Korea's tyranny.  But the United Nations just released its own gruesome analysis.

Pharaoh Al-Sisi Takes Control in Egypt: Obama Administration Sacrifices Security and Human Rights

Most of the roughly $75 billion given to Cairo over the years enriched political and military elites and funded the purpose of prestige weapons from American arms makers.  The U.S. never received much “leverage” over Egypt's leaders in return. 

Levin:Conservatives Did More for S. Africa Than Obama

Real Clear Politics Staff

"When Obama leaves office, there won't be tens of millions of people newly freed from behind the Iron Curtain, or under the thumb of some third world dictator, as they were under Reagan and Thatcher. Thatcher was responsible for -- along with John Paul II and Ronald Reagan -- the freedom of over a hundred million people.

Stop Throwing Away Foreign Aid Dollars for Nothing

It long has been evident that nations are poor because of bad policies, not inadequate cash balances.  Which makes economic reform, not foreign aid, the key to growth.  Unfortunately, politicians continue to take money from poor people in rich countries and give it to rich people in poor countries in the name of development.