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Jillian Kay Melchior

Jillian Kay Melchior

Jillian Kay Melchior writes for National Review as a Thomas L. Rhodes Fellow for the Franklin Center. She is also a senior fellow at the Independent Women’s Forum.

The Senate unanimously confirmed a U.S. special envoy to Burma last week. This is a big policy reversal; the United States has historically avoided high-level...

Nguyen Cao Ky, the former South Vietnamese military and political leader, died Saturday. The 80-year-old was no exemplar of democracy, but he was an important...

The Obama administration has invited a senior North Korean diplomat to New York this week for negotiations. But the meeting lacks a strong objective and...

A Korean concession today advanced the U.S.-Korea free trade agreement (FTA), which was originally inked under George W. Bush but that stalled under Obama’s guidance....

Google continued its moral stand against censorship this week, releasing a white paper linking free speech and free exchange of information to free trade and...

Professor David Greenberg writes in Slate today that the conservative dislike of Woodrow Wilson is “confused,” “bad as an interpretation of the facts,” and “demonstrably...

As the third Forum on Human Rights in Beijing wraps up today, other news shows just how serious the Chinese Communist Party is about protecting...

School-reform champions Adrian Fenty and Michelle Rhee put the pressure on D.C.’s next mayor this weekend with a dead-on op-ed in the Washington Post. There’s...

New York City’s mayor wants the federal government to say food stamps can’t be used to buy soda – a story that is less about...

Sri Lanka has chosen a funny way to protest against claims that its democracy is waning. Officials have impounded an issue of the Economist that features...

Australia faces its first federal hung parliament in 70 years -- which is especially notable because, as the Sydney Morning Herald put it, “Australia is...

George W. Bush visited troops in the Dallas airport yesterday, a rare appearance from the former president, who has had a lot in common with...