Corruption

Argument

Ostriches and Automatic Weapons

My surreal afternoon with Charles Taylor. 

John Norris |

Argument

Away From the Handouts

The argument for a new approach to development aid.

Peter Passell |

Argument

Blood on His Hands

Meet the victims of Bo Xilai's Chongqing reign.

Matthew Fishbane |

Investigation

A Giant Among Giants

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?

Ken Silverstein |

In Box

A Better Dictator

If you have to live under an authoritarian regime, which kind is best?

Joshua E. Keating |

Letters

War and Peace

Do we need to take cyberattacks more seriously?

Alessandra N Ram |

Letters

Occupy This!

An Occupy Wall Street leader highlights the global reach of his movement.

Allison Good |

Dispatch

The New Narco State

Mexico's drug war is turning Argentina into the new Wild West of the global narcotics trade.

Haley Cohen |

Argument

Dirty Laundry

If the West really wants to prevent developing countries from laundering money, it can start by cleaning up its own act.

Peter Reuter |

Dispatch

The Brothers Grim

Can Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood overcome the disqualification of its popular and charismatic candidate for president?

Ashraf Khalil |

Argument

Rotting From Within

Investigating the massive corruption of the Chinese military.

John Garnaut |

The List

Artful Dodgers

The 6 countries where everyone runs the other way when the tax man comes knocking.

Joshua E. Keating |

Argument

Trustbusters

Why the Obama Administration is targeting Malaysia and Vietnam in the trans-Pacific trade talks.

Greg Rushford |

Argument

Could North Korea Have Struck It Rich?

Kim Jong Il promised that in 2012, North Koreans would witness a new dawn of prosperity. Here's how it could have been done.

Stephan Haggard |

Argument

Out of Africa

An expat witnesses the end of halcyon days in Mali.

Jennifer Swift-Morgan |

Argument

Bush Was Right

The former president's Freedom Agenda correctly identified the Middle East's dictatorships as the incubators of extremism.

Gary C. Gambill |

Slide Show

Mogadishu's Moment

The city is making great strides, but 20 years of violence can't be erased in a day.

Slide Show |

Feature

16 Ways to Fix Burma

On the eve of the country's historic elections, 16 experts give us their prescriptions for the future.

Arianne Swieca |

Christian Caryl

The Thieves of Burma

Hello from the third-most corrupt place on Earth.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

No Longer Invisible

For better or worse, the Kony 2012 campaign has brought the fugitive warlord to the attention of the world. So what do we do now?

Michael Wilkerson |

The List

The Great Rumor Mill of China

Something strange is going on in Beijing. Here are the five most virulent conspiracy theories making the rounds -- and a stab at the likelihood of them panning out.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Dispatch

Tortured Justice

Bahrain’s leaders talk a good game about reform, but protesters in the streets still face unremitting brutality.

Brian Dooley |

Christian Caryl

Lessons for America from the Global War on Sleaze

When it comes to fighting corruption, it turns out there’s a lot that the U.S. can learn from developing countries.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Libya's Year Zero

Life without Qaddafi's Green Book.

Clare Morgana Gillis |

Rebuttal

100 Million Viewers Can't Be Wrong

How Kony 2012 succeeded beyond our wildest expectations.

Adam Finck |

Profile

The Temperature's Dropping for Russia's Opposition

Vladimir Putin is back in the saddle, and the weather is getting chilly again for Russia's protest movement.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

Let's Stop Miscasting Africans

Africans are way past the victim thing -- but Westerners don't seem to be there yet. A tale of two films.

Christian Caryl |

The List

The Most Controversial Israeli Settlements

A tour of the region's most contested residences.

Oren Kessler |

Dispatch

In Mexico, An Activist Says Her Farewells

For more than a decade, Norma Andrade has been working to defend Mexico’s women from violence. Now she’s decided to get out.

Larry Kaplow |

Argument

Waiting for Spring

If the Middle East is your yardstick, the countries of Central Asia ought to be on the verge of revolution. But don't hold your breath.

Scott Radnitz |