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Easing sanctions on totalitarian Cuba

Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, chairwoman of House foreign affairs committee, issued a tough statement on Friday regarding the Obama administration's decision to ease Cuba sanctions: "Loosening these regulations will not help foster a pro-democracy environment in Cuba. These changes will not...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 17, 2011; 10:15 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (19)
Categories:  Human Rights  
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Hannah Rosenthal and U.S. efforts to combat anti-Semitism

The Obama administration initially ignored human rights and now has given nice speeches but taken little action. After Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's speech this week on democracy in the Middle East, there was considerable doubt that this represented a...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 16, 2011; 10:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (15)
Categories:  Human Rights  
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Freedom House tracking human rights or promoting liberal agenda?

Freedom House, a group that tracks and monitors human rights abuses, is out with its latest Freedom in the World report. It appears that some left-wing priorities, however, have trumped accuracy. With regard to the Middle East, Christian Whiton, a...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 14, 2011; 3:00 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (0)
Categories:  Human Rights  
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What about religious freedom in Muslim countries?

Elliott Abrams at the Council for Foreign Relations examines the independence referendum in Sudan. He notes: "The reports of millions of southern Sudanese voting in the referendum on independence are a reminder that democracy and self-rule are not a luxury...

By Jennifer Rubin  | January 11, 2011; 10:35 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Human Rights  
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Is Obama serious about human rights?

Tim Rutten, writing in the Los Angeles Times, has a critically important column on a much under-reported subject: When America intervened to overthrow Saddam Hussein, Iraq's Christians -- mostly Chaldeans and Assyrians -- numbered about 1.4 million, or about 3%...

By Jennifer Rubin  | December 15, 2010; 1:40 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (40)
Categories:  Human Rights, foreign policy  
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John McCain on Russia

Senator John McCain gave an impassioned speech today at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. First, a bit of news: He and Sen. Jon Kyl are getting "close" on a deal on the New START treaty, with Kyl...

By Jennifer Rubin  | December 10, 2010; 11:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (28)
Categories:  Human Rights, foreign policy  
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