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.
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.