Remember the calamitous end to Sri Lanka's 26-year-long civil war back in May? Some 16,700 non-combatants were wounded and several thousand more were killed during the final onslaught.
Senator Jim Webb recently opined in the New York Times that we can't afford to ignore Myanmar (the official name of Burma since 1989). The senior Democratic senator from Virginia rightly calls for increased engagement with Burma, but for all the wrong reasons.
Yesterday Physicians for Human Rights welcomed the release of four doctors in Sri Lanka whom police authorities had detained incommunicado for the past three months. After posting a king's ransom of one million rupees ($8,800), each was allowed to return to Vavuniya, where they are confined until their November 9 hearing.
Physicians for Human Rights anticipates in Zimbabwe an imminent outbreak of cholera. Cholera has killed more than 4,200 people there and infected another 100,000 since August 2008, because the coalition government has failed to address the underlying causes of this entirely preventable disease.
Based on findings from a recent PHR investigation, the Harvard International Review yesterday published a feature article on Zimbabwe's Man-Made Disaster.