Under Singapore's Misuse of Drugs Act, the death penalty for drug trafficking is mandatory. In 2004, Amnesty International released a report saying that Singapore has the highest execution rate per capita in the world, and that many who have been executed were hanged for drug offences. Anti-death pe


Is true long-term cooperation between two former enemies possible or is it an alliance of temporary convenience to fight the war on terrorism? What are the benefits and dangers from such cooperation for the allies and for the world community?


A spokesperson for the Iranian regime has stated that stoning of Sakineh Mohammadi Ashtiani "should not become a human rights issue". Many in the west however see it as barbaric and being discriminatory against women. Is stoning a case of a culture clash where stoning is acceptable in some areas of


Should Americans be prepared to give up some privacy in return for greater security? Or has the government already gone too far in invading our personal freedoms?


Should electronic surveillance of American citizens by the US government only be permitted after court approval of a legal warrant? Or should we trust the government to exercise its powers to protect the United States in a time of threat?