The State Department this week called on the government of Azerbaijan to protect author Akram Aylisli. The respected elderly author became the subject of protests and threats of violence, because of his latest book.
A new bill in France makes it a crime to deny genocide in France. The Turkish government is outraged because the law also makes it a crime to deny that the Ottoman Turks massacred millions of Armenians during World War I.
Samantha Power, the US ambassador to the United Nations, has written extensively on how the US should respond to humanitarian atrocities. She's had some success putting that into practice in the Central African Republic — but not so much in Syria.