The NSS is important. It sets the agenda for the executive branch of the government — the DOJ and SEC, the State Department, the Commerce Department, the Treasury Department, and so on — and it signals foreign policy priorities to Congress.… Continue Reading
More than 10,000 Hungarians protested in front of the national Parliament in Budapest Monday evening. Besides expressing their anger toward Prime Minister Viktor Orban’s government, their main demand was that the head of the tax authority, Ildikó Vida, resign.… Continue Reading
If Western governments sounded frustrated with Kenya’s leaders after last week’s attack at the Westgate mall, they had good reason.
Since 9/11, a great deal of attention has been given to the ways in which anti-bribery laws can combat terrorist financing.
Members of the U.K. parliament are trying to force the government there to publicly disclose the names of human rights abusers who have been denied entry into the country.
According to a news release from the Hermitage Fund, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee recommended disclosure of visa bans after hearing evidence from Amnesty International, Fair Trials International, Hermitage Capital, Human Rights Watch, REDRESS, and others.… Continue Reading
‘Police in Kennebunk, Maine, on Monday released the names of close to two dozen people suspected of paying to have sex with a fitness instructor at her Zumba studio,’ the story on CNN said.… Continue Reading