A New York tycoon won a sweetheart deal to build a massive "sustainable" palm oil plantation in Cameroon. What followed were accusations of intimidation, corruption, bribery, and deceit.
How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.
Three years after Fukushima, Japanese officials insist their nuclear facilities are safe. They're not.
This obscure FBI unit does the domestic surveillance that no other intelligence agency can touch.
The untold story of al-Shabab's murderous attack on the U.N. in Mogadishu.
India is flooding the world with tainted drugs -- and getting away with it.
The Kafka-esque story of the U.S. translators being held against their will in a Kuwaiti hangar.
Blame profits, politics -- and a huge growth in secrecy-obsessed institutions.
...along with Muhammad Ali, Martin Luther King, and a Washington Post humorist.
Inside Gen. Keith Alexander's all-out, barely-legal drive to build the ultimate spy machine.
USAID's first known war-zone-related suicide raises troubling questions about whether America is doing enough to assist its relief workers.
The U.S. knew Hussein was launching some of the worst chemical attacks in history -- and still gave him a hand.
The U.S. has spent hundreds of millions fighting Yemen's terrorists. What did it buy, really?
Is Huawei wiring Africa for surveillance? Or just for money?
When the NSA can't break into your computer, these guys break into your house.
That's why it sucks up information on everyone.
From bullying out reformers to blocking efforts to save millions.
But its accounting is so bad that it can't say for sure how much or to whom.
The Pentagon is taking risks with old or untested parts -- and paying hundreds of millions of dollars extra.
An exclusive report on the troubled security team at America's most important embassy.
The story of how the World Bank's investment arm hands out billions in loans to wealthy tycoons and giant multinationals in some of the world's poorest places.
How the bureau is playing fast and loose in its fight against domestic terrorism.
U.S. and Indian officials say weeks of interrogating Zabiuddin Ansari yielded new evidence that Pakistani intelligence officers helped plan and direct the 2008 terror onslaught that cost six Americans and 160 others their lives.
Glencore -- founded by famous fugitive Marc Rich -- has cornered the market on just about everything. Now that it's going public, will its ties to dictators and spies stand up to scrutiny?
Liberia's Nobel Prize-winning president has made fighting corruption the centerpiece of her administration. But the document trail surrounding a recent multimillion dollar oil deal shows just how difficult that fight can be.
Since 2007, U.S. officials have been investigating the rampant corruption of Equatorial Guinea's dangerously debauched president-in-waiting. They haven't gotten far.
An exclusive investigation uncovers how State Department officials uncovered systemic corruption in the Vietnamese adoption system -- and how they struggled to do something about it.