Life isn't easy for Malaysian gays. And it may actually be getting worse.
In Burma, an ultranationalist Buddhist militia is training to "defend the fatherland" against Rohingya Muslims.
Lessons from a lifetime of political activism.
Why the new United Nations human rights advocate is the wrong man for the job.
After 40 years of fighting in the desert for their unrecognized country, the people of Western Sahara may be on the cusp of collapsing into extremism - and it could be the thing that saves them.
Should journalists killed in action be mourned less because they were working for the Kremlin?
The jihadist takeover of northern Iraq is a disaster for Iraqis. But the destruction of an ancient Christian culture is a disaster for the world.
My conversations with the imprisoned Chinese human rights defender.
Iran's president came to office promising liberalization and a better relationship with the West. But can he really have both?
The Iranian regime may have a new, PR-friendly president, but the plight of its people is not getting any better. And the world needs to stand by them.
Are there any teams in Brazil that you can support without holding your nose?
The United Nations isn't following its own rules on equality -- and it's time to make it start.
Tunisia's media sector still has a long way to go before it can serve as a bulwark of democracy. The third in our series of Lab Reports on Tunisia.
How Azerbaijan's dictator woos the United States and Europe.
Why Hillary Clinton's greatest foreign policy "success" isn't the win her new book claims.
The U.N.'s new human rights chief has a pretty tall task ahead of him. Is Prince Zeid up to the job?
A Pakistani woman brutally murdered by her own family is just one of countless women around the world abused -- or worse -- by so-called “loved ones.”
The steady drumbeat of killings has left Libyans despairing about whether anyone can bring security to their war-torn country.
After disclosing that they used the forbidden metal, some companies are still trying to figure out whether they did.
A new U.N. report reveals that peacekeepers sent to the Central African Republic took sides in the conflict.
Iran’s ayatollahs are going nuts over a harmless video. But they’re not the first autocrats to obsess about the impact of popular culture.
President Obama needs to stand up for human rights. Remembering Tiananmen is a good place to start.
New rule forces businesses to trace their supply chains.
Guatemala’s government continues to deny a genocide, violently repress activists, and undermine the rule of law. Has anything really changed since civil war ended nearly 20 years ago?
On the 25th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square crackdown, China is writing a new legacy of repression.
Beijing wants us to forget about '6/4.' But we must keep the flame burning.
Autocrats have increasing reason to fear the power of people in the streets. Here's why the leaders of democracies should take note.
Rising global violence threatens more than humanity's collective conscience. In 2014, America should seize two critical opportunities to address it.
Ukraine faces a rising tide of violence in the restive east. Here's why nonviolent activism is the best strategy for fighting back.