The number of people executed around the world has reached a sobering new record. New figures released by Amnesty International show a 50 percent rise in executions in 2015.
The Canadian government led by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau wants to turn the page with Iran. And it is taking a very different approach than its friends in the United States.
The White House reportedly sees cyber warfare as an option for confronting Iran. If so, it reflects a growing trend toward using computers and networks as weapons.
The debate over a nuclear deal with Iran promises to grow increasingly bitter, despite signs that efforts in Congress to block the accord will fail. The rhetorical volume will likely increase at Wednesday’s anti-deal rally.
The alternative to diplomacy is to pour gasoline on a region of the world already on fire with intense, complex military conflicts. And Iran’s military has more than half a million soldiers, no doubt with many more who could be mobilized if threatened with invasion.