Even in the darkest days of the Cold War, the Soviet ambassadors to Washington were not labeled spies and visits by Moscow's foreign minister to the White House were not seen as putting the republic in mortal danger.
With North Korea and Iran pushing the world towards Armageddon, there is one former nuclear power that has shown a measure of responsibility in the nuclear arena, and continues to be a catalyst for peace in the violent region of Central Asia.
The state also forbids certain sexual contact and intercourse between minors who are more than a certain number of years apart in age.
Sidley didn't usually hire first-year law students as summer associates, so Barack's arrival was noteworthy.
Martha Minow, a law professor at Harvard, told her father, Newton Minow, a high-ranking partner at Sidley, that Barack was possibly the most gifted student that she had ever taught.
Those who break the law have committed statutory rape.
For more information on statutory rape and the history of this crime, see Statutory Rape Statutory rape laws are premised on the assumption that minors are incapable of giving informed consent to sexual activities.