"Electing these dictatorships as UN judges on human rights," said Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, a Geneva-based watchdog group, "is like making a gang of arsonists into the fire brigade."
This unorthodox university event reflects the moral confusion on issues of global concern that afflicts all-too-many institutions of higher learning these days. For while the university justified the event on free speech grounds, it applied the notion of free speech with striking selectivity.
That Hezbollah wields so much power in Beirut is partly a function of Lebanon’s governing structure and partly of its own designs.
A new China-Iran economic and military agreement and this fall's expiration of the global arms embargo on Iran could dramatically upend international relations by expanding China's global reach, empowering Iran to threaten America's regional allies, undercutting U.S. efforts to pressure both nations and further destabilizing the Middle East.
[A] society that bemoans its faults but ignores its considerable virtues—its values, liberties, sacrifices and accomplishments—will lack the confidence in itself and the standing with others necessary to lead the world.