Human Rights

Christian Caryl

Tycoon Warning

How the obscenely rich are becoming the new dictators of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Beware of the Middle East's Fake Feminists

Middle Eastern dictators love to use their "enlightened" treatment of women to justify their rule. They shouldn't get away with it.

Samia Errazzouki |

Dispatch

At Sea

Smugglers, shipwrecks, and the harrowing, tragic journey of Syrian refugees trying to get to Sweden.

Sophia Jones |

Christian Caryl

Peer Pressure

The British Commonwealth is stirring up unaccustomed controversy -- and that's a good thing.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

The Long March North

The Algerian government has a long track record of subduing protest movements. Is it about to meet its match?

Mischa Benoit-Lavelle |

Christian Caryl

What My Daughter Deserves

The United Nations wants us to make life better for girls. It's a worthy aim. But what does that mean in practice?

Christian Caryl |

Interview

The New Iron Lady

Liberia's President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf talks to Foreign Policy about corruption, press freedom, and developing her nation as a petropower.

Johnny Dwyer |

Argument

The World Hasn't Tackled Syria's Real WMD Nightmare

Forget the nerve gas. It's Assad's bioweapons program that should keep you up at night.

Leonard A. Cole |

Putinology

A Pussy Riot Letter from Prison

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, the punk band’s most famous member, jolts her compatriots with a description of her life in a Russian penal colony.

Anna Nemtsova |

Christian Caryl

The Fight for the Soul of Russia’s Opposition

As nationalist fervor intensifies, Vladimir Putin's opponents face some tough choices.

Christian Caryl |

Putinology

Dagestan's Desperate Search for Peace

The people who live in Russia's troubled North Caucasus republic hope that their new president will make a difference. But the chaos and bloodshed are deepening with every day.

Anna Nemtsova |

EXCERPT

The Great Escape

Some thoughts on the health and wealth of nations, and what needs to be done to help those left behind.

Angus Deaton |

Christian Caryl

Don't Surrender Libya to the Terrorists

As we mark the anniversary of the death of Chris Stevens, there are some in Washington who'd like to turn the drones loose on Benghazi. Here's why that would be a bad idea.

Christian Caryl |

Report

Russia's War on Foreigners

First the Kremlin went after the gays. Now it's the "blacks."

Anna Alekseyeva |

Argument

Saving Humanitarian Intervention From Itself

As Syria shows, the Responsibility to Protect hasn't delivered. Time to try something new?

Blair Glencorse |

David Rothkopf

The Gamble

Five big consequences of the president's call to let Congress decide about America's Syrian intervention.

David Rothkopf |

Christian Caryl

Islands in the Desert

The problem, and the promise, of Libya's new city-states.

Christian Caryl |

Lab Report

Libya's Hard Landing

The days of euphoria are long gone. Can Libyans reboot the revolution?

Chris Stephen |

Christian Caryl

Zintan Versus the World

Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Dorky Park

What’s an NSA geek to do with a year in Russia?

Shaun Walker |

Putinology

The Whistleblower May Have to Hold His Tongue

Can Edward Snowden really find freedom in an unfree country?

Anna Nemtsova |

Lab Report

The Contenders

In Burma, the struggle for power is entering a risky new phase.

Gwen Robinson |

Interview

'Widows Are the Invisible People'

It's high time to end the daily injustices committed against the world's 115 million widows living in poverty.

Elisabeth Braw |

Lab Report

The Military's Still in Charge

Why reform in Burma is only skin-deep.

Bertil Lintner |

Christian Caryl

Blood in the Streets

Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Just How Many Weapons Can America Sell?

The Obama administration is determined to find out.

William D. Hartung |

Argument

Hey, J.Lo, Thanks for Serenading that Dictator

The mainstream media have finally discovered human rights violations in Turkmenistan. And it's all thanks to Hollywood.

Sarah Kendzior |

Christian Caryl

Running from the Arab Spring

Syria isn't the only place with a refugee problem.

Christian Caryl |

In Box

The North Korean Defector

What Kim Hyuk has carried with him on his harrowing journey from the streets to the speaking circuit.

Chico Harlan |

Argument

Burma's Fallen Idol

Her country is in crisis. But human rights heroine Aung San Suu Kyi isn't giving Burma the leadership it needs.

Ellen Bork |