Ashton has set herself a benchmark for human rights in foreign policy. Her visit to central Asia will be a tough test.
In response to article "In einer weit, weit entfernten Galaxie" by Daniel Broessler
The EU is re-thinking its north Africa policy; it should not stop there.
The EU’s overtures to Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan could be making the human rights situations there worse, not better.
Ignoring human rights in favor of stability is backfiring not just in Kyrgyzstan, but all over Central Asia -- big time.
Published in the European Voice
Observations on Turkmenistan