Iran’s hard-liners are using mass executions to undermine the nuclear deal.
Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.
How development experts have empowered dictators and helped to trap millions and millions of people in poverty.
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.
With civilian rape on the rise, the war on Congo's women comes painfully, pervasively home.
Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?
A brutal knife attack on a Hong Kong journalist marks yet another setback for press freedom there
How clumsy foreign advocates unwittingly helped Uganda's anti-gay bill become law.
Does the concept of "human rights" still have meaning in a world where everything qualifies?
Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.
African asylum-seekers are done keeping quiet about the Israeli government's failure to help them. But is anyone listening?
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.
A well-known blogger calls on the U.S. to deny visas to those responsible for China's Great Firewall.
Yes, young people are often a force for political change. But what kind, exactly?
The unsolved killing of a photographer in Bahrain's forgotten Arab Spring.
When Americans look at Russia, they see what they want to see. And that's dangerous.
Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.
A deadly surge of revenge violence has seized the Central African Republic -- and peacekeepers seem powerless to stop it.
Startling new findings suggest China's social media crackdown is working. But where are the users going?
The conflict between Ukraine’s opposition and the president is escalating. But there’s room for a possible compromise.
Did a billionaire Chinese microblogger briefly return to the digital public square, just days after his release from confinement?
The secret ingredient in Rwanda's efforts to rebuild its nation after the violence of genocide.
Protests against the authoritarian government of Prime Minister Hun Sen are reaching a boiling point.
Hong Kong journalists have found another way to protest against Beijing's encroachment.