United States

Kenneth Roth

Commentary: In Helsinki, high stakes and history for Trump and Putin

Jul 12 2018

When Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin meet in Helsinki July 16, will they betray the most famous summit associated with the Finnish capital – the 1975 meeting among the Western and Soviet-bloc leaders that gave us the Helsinki Accords? That question is not likely to preoccupy either leader, but their approach to the summit could be as significant as the Helsinki Accords were in shaping Europe’s future.

A way for Europe to remove chaos from the migration crisis

Jan 31 2016

It is time for the EU to recognize that the mismanaged, chaotic nature of the recent refugee flow is as much -- if not more -- of a threat than the number of refugees itself.

To deter U.S. from torturing again, those involved should be prosecuted

Dec 09 2014

With the truth now told about this blatantly illegal policy, President Barack Obama has a chance to reverse his misguided refusal to prosecute the officials who authorized the torture, ending the impunity that sets a horrible precedent for future United States presidents and governments worldwide.

World News

India's Modi stuns opposition with huge election win

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi scored a dramatic election victory on Thursday, putting his Hindu nationalist party on course to increase its majority on a mandate of business-friendly policies and a tough stand on national security.