Drugs & Crime
A chilling attack on a controversial science journalist in Beijing bodes poorly for scientific progress.
One of the most urgent tasks confronting Gen. David Petraeus is also one of the least glamorous: reforming Afghanistan's corrupt and ineffective police.
South of the Border is no portrait of Hugo Chávez or the Latin American left; it's about how one U.S. director views the world.
Nine years after 9/11, getting between extremist groups and their funding remains an uphill struggle.
How extradition is ruining Latin America's courts, robbing victims of justice, and undermining the drug war.
Drug treatment in Southeast Asia is brutal, exploitative, and practically worthless.
U.S. demands for the extradition of a notorious gang leader have exposed an island paradise as a violent narcostate teetering on the edge of chaos.
Foreign Minister G.L. Peiris tells FP that an International Crisis Group report accusing his government of intentionally killing civilians is "nebulous" and shrouded in a "veil of secrecy."
When Felipe Calderón comes to Washington this week, his army's troublesome human rights record should be front and center.
How U.S. drug policy is making Mexican cartels more deadly.
A year and a half after a military coup, Guinea will hold its presidential election in June. The man in charge may change, but the army's domination of lucrative mineral contracts won't.
As if catching pirates weren't hard enough, now we have to figure out what to do with them. And no, they can’t all just walk the plank.
One of the evilest rebel armies in Africa has been kidnapping children and brutally murdering civilians for 20 years despite constant international efforts to wipe it out. Why?
Think that Russia and China pose the biggest hacking threats of our time? The virus-plagued computers in Africa could take the entire world economy offline.
Making an undercover visit to an Iraqi expat nightclub in Syria, where the refugee crisis's illicit economy is on full display.
Some of the very people involved in kidnapping my father from his home three years ago might be elected to office on Sunday. Iraq can do better.
Washington's most reliable ally in Latin America, the Colombian president, is on his way out. That's a good thing.
The myth of a monolithic Chinese cyberwar is starting to be dismantled. A look inside the teeming, chaotic world that exists instead -- and that may be far more dangerous.
Forget Avatar, The Hurt Locker, and all the rest for a minute. Here's the story of the film that deserves to win big.
Yes, it may look like the worst hell on Earth. But there are signs that the decades-long resource war in Central Africa could be shifting for the better -- if only the West stops bankrolling it.
From the bloody civil wars in Africa to the rag-tag insurgiences in Southeast Asia, 33 conflicts are raging around the world today, and it’s often innocent civilians who suffer the most.
Why the wars on cancer, poverty, drugs, terror, drunk driving, teen pregnancy, and other ills can't be won.
Thousands are flocking to the Jewish state for work. But increasingly, they are becoming a political football.
Despite the U.S. president's pleas to the contrary, the war in Afghanistan looks more like Vietnam than ever.