In Ukraine, women militants are taking up weapons on both sides of the barricades.
Vigilantes in the Philippines have killed kids, drug dealers, and petty thieves. The government that paid their salaries insists they don't exist.
The waters drowning Bosnia have unearthed thousands of land mines.
History has shown that the Catholic Church can be a great force for good. But it can only live up to that promise by properly addressing the clerical sex abuse scandal.
A dangerous new crop of dictators is learning that they really can get away with murder. But it's as much Obama's fault as it is Putin's.
Chile has made progress toward democracy. Why do its indigenous people still feel left out?
The Obama administration was against Russia sanctions before it was for them.
A warm relationship between the Obama administration and the International Criminal Court is in danger over new inquiries about U.S. detainee abuse.
Cadres at the highest levels may be studying the account of a Uighur working for Chinese state-owned TV.
Three decades ago the world's governments vowed to stamp out torture -- but it's still alive and well.
Russian civil society organizations are actually doing a remarkable job of fighting back against discriminatory legislation. But a new bill presented to parliament sends an ominous signal.
As Russia marks the USSR's victory over Nazi Germany in 1945, the chill of Crimea casts a shadow over remembrances.
Why women are the "spoils of war" in Nigeria and around the world -- and nobody cares.
The best antidote to propaganda isn't counterpropaganda. It's access to accurate information.
The mass death sentences against 683 Egyptians reveal how Cairo officials are redefining concepts like terrorism and freedom in a cynical bid to solidify their grip on power.
Anwar Ibrahim on Malaysia’s mishandling of MH370, President Obama, and good Jews and bad Jews.
Ten thousand dead, 1 million displaced, and things are only likely to get worse for the fledgling country.
Why Brazil is the most dangerous place in the world to be a tree-hugger.
Why keeping women away from Congo’s mines -- which are rife with exploitation and sexual violence -- could do more harm than good.
The U.N. is begging for money to help Syrians who've fled their homes, as tensions over refugees in Jordan and Lebanon heat up. But there's no solution in sight.
Sexualized violence against girls is going unchecked in schools around the world -- and the perpetrators are teachers. What can be done to stop them?
Life was already hard enough for Ukrainians. But now they also have to worry about a Russian army on the march.
The Obama administration has won a significant human rights triumph in Geneva. But it has gone unheralded amid strident criticisms about spying, drones, and detainees.
Countries around the world, both democratic and authoritarian, are cracking down on freedom of assembly. It's time to push back.
Moscow's annexation of Crimea is fueling a surge of "patriotism" -- and a new sense of claustrophobia.
A former spokesperson reveals the web of lies, half-truths, and omissions that the United Nations has built in Darfur.
A former aid worker remembers the silence, pain, and foreboding of Rwanda -- just after the 1994 genocide.