Human Rights

Tea Leaf Nation

Meet China's Protest Archivist

Powered by the web, a former migrant worker is connecting local unrest to international audiences.

Yaqiu Wang |

Putinology

Ukraine's Unfinished Revolution

Radical nationalists want to continue the revolution that toppled Yanukovych. But they're probably just making matters worse.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Tall Stories

Hey, world, we Malaysians know you want straight answers about MH370. But you’re asking the wrong government.

Hui Mei Liew Kaiser |

Dispatch

Under a Barrel

Why the world must stop Bashar al-Assad from indiscriminately raining crude barrel bombs down on Syrian civilians.

Lama Fakih |

Argument

A Culture of Fear, Made in Russia

Ukraine has a lingering human rights predicament -- but an even grimmer one awaits Crimea.

Salil Shetty |

COLUMN

Pot, Meet Kettle

While Washington was bashing Russia at the U.N. for violating international law, it was facing similar criticisms of its own legal record.

David Bosco |

Dispatch

Republic of Fear

Welcome to the Orwellian world of pre-referendum Crimea.

Askold Krushelnycky |

Christian Caryl

Dropping the Political F-Bomb

Nowadays, it seems, everyone's a fascist. Here's a handy guide to identifying the real thing.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

It's a Sabotage

Iran’s hard-liners are using mass executions to undermine the nuclear deal.

Ryan Costello |

Argument

Blind Spot

Why do convictions for the world’s worst crimes neglect survivors of rape?

Lauren Wolfe |

Argument

Same As It Ever Was

Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.

Graeme Reid |

Argument

The New Tyranny

How development experts have empowered dictators and helped to trap millions and millions of people in poverty.

William Easterly |

Christian Caryl

The Streets Ain't What They Used to Be

Back in the days of the Arab Spring, optimists predicted a bright future for democratic upheavals around the world. But the reality in places like Ukraine, Venezuela, Turkey, and Thailand is far messier.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Unarmed and Dangerous

With civilian rape on the rise, the war on Congo's women comes painfully, pervasively home.

Lauren Wolfe |

Argument

Old Habits Die Hard

A crackdown on the press bodes ill for Burma's reforms.

Hanna Hindstrom |

Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

Christian Caryl |

Tea Leaf Nation

Unsheathed

A brutal knife attack on a Hong Kong journalist marks yet another setback for press freedom there

Rachel Lu |

Dispatch

Unintended Consequences

How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.

Elizabeth Palchik Allen |

Argument

The Human Rights That Dictators Love

Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?

Pedro Pizano |

Putinology

Kiev Envy

Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.

Anna Nemtsova |

Report

Deserted

African asylum-seekers are done keeping quiet about the Israeli government's failure to help them. But is anyone listening?

Camilla Schick |

Christian Caryl

A House Still Divided

Ukraine's problems go deeper than President Yanukovych.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

This Debate Has Been Redacted

A new report details the awful civilian casualties inflicted by American drones, but the arguments over the weapons' use have begun to feel grimly familiar.

Sarah Knuckey |

Tea Leaf Nation

Everything I Wish I'd Told John Kerry

A well-known blogger calls on the U.S. to deny visas to those responsible for China's Great Firewall.

Zhang Jialong |

Christian Caryl

The Young and the Restless

Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?

Christian Caryl |

EXCERPT

A Murder in the Kingdom

The unsolved killing of a photographer in Bahrain's forgotten Arab Spring.

Elizabeth Dickinson |

Christian Caryl

Snow Blind

When Americans look at Russia, they see what they want to see. And that's dangerous.

Christian Caryl |

Putinology

Sochi's Bitter Medicine

Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.

Miriam Lanskoy |

Dispatch

Riptide

A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it. 

Peter Bouckaert |

Tea Leaf Nation

Whisper Together

Startling new findings suggest China's social media crackdown is working. But where are the users going?

David Wertime |