Past Questions for Human Rights


June 16, 2006

Should the U.S. and other countries send representatives to the G-8 counter-summit?


June 26, 2006

Did the United States do the right thing 50 years ago in deciding not to intervene in support of the Hungarian Revolution? Or did it miss a chance to break the Soviet Empire three decades before the fall of the Berlin Wall?


August 4, 2006

Who will dominate post-Fidel Cuba and does it matter for the world?


September 2, 2006

Are tribal identities becoming stronger as nation states weaken? What, if anything, should "good" government do about tribes?


September 9, 2006

In the wake of Abu Ghraib, how will these proposed military commissions affect national security? Will this plan expose our troops, now deployed around the world, to similar treatment?


September 22, 2006

Should regional solidarity be allowed to trump human rights needs? What could be done to pull away support from the Sudanese regime and enable UN troops to enter?


December 15, 2006

Are women making real breakthroughs where you live or is it still one-step forward, two steps back for half the world's population?


January 26, 2007

Should prostitution be legal anywhere?


February 7, 2007

China's leader Hu Jintao just provided Sudan with an interest-free loan to build a presidential palace. Meanwhile, genocide continues in Darfur as Western sanctions prove ineffective. Does China's willingness to invest in Africa without preconditions cause more harm than good? In the end, could Africa be re-colonized by China?

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