David Rohde

Honor Mandela by stopping a genocide

By David Rohde
December 11, 2013

As South Africans cheered President Barack Obama’s speech at the funeral of Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, a nation of 4.6 million people 2,500 miles north was being torn apart by religious hatred.

The key stumbling blocks U.S. and Iran face

By David Rohde
September 28, 2013

A historic phone call Friday between the presidents of the United States and Iran could mark the end of 34 years of enmity.

Gutting international justice

By David Rohde
July 12, 2013

Over the last eight months, a series of surprise rulings at the international war crimes tribunal for the former Yugoslavia has sparked extraordinary controversy in the staid world of international law.

A failure to lead at the U.N.

By David Rohde
April 12, 2013

It is the world’s most important organization, yet remains one of the most dysfunctional.

China’s newest export: Internet censorship

By David Rohde
November 17, 2011
BEIJING — This great city is the epicenter of a geopolitical battle over cyberspace, who controls it, and who defines its rights and freedoms. China’s 485 million web users are the world’s largest online population. And the Chinese government has developed the world’s most advanced Internet censorship and surveillance system to police their activity.