Jean M. Geran, Ph.D., is Senior Fellow at the Legatum Institute in London and former Director for Democracy and Human Rights on the National Security Council.
WASHINGTON AND LONDON — We just finished a trip to four cities in Japan, laying the groundwork for increased dialogue between the US, UK, [...]
FUKUI, JAPAN – South Korea ended a program of foreign trainees working in the country because of their vulnerability to gross exploitation. I heard firsthand why Japan ought to consider doing the same with its program – the vulnerability to labor abuses which can amount to human trafficking.
When I heard about the detention of two American journalists, Laura Ling and Euna Lee, by North Korean authorities in March, my first thought focused on their courage and the importance of their mission to document the little-reported stories of North Korean refugees in China. The Committee for Human Rights in North [...]
Political prisoner in North Korea
The world rightly is concerned about how the North Korean regime continues to threaten its neighbors with its nuclear capability and, more recently, missiles to deliver them. However, it is no less urgent to consider how that same regime threatens the security of its own people. It is all [...]