Why the surprising Philippine Supreme Court ruling on reproductive health rights is a big win for women -- and a blow to the church.
France convicts a Rwandan of genocide -- and grapples with its own role in the horrific events of 1994.
Dealing with dictators cost the U.S. its soul. Now it's time to atone.
Why the biggest insider trading fine in history might not be the end of the giant hedge fund's woes.
Swashbuckling journalist Robert Young Pelton is crowdfunding a mission to hunt down Joseph Kony. Is it genius or folly?
Can Syrian moderates prove they'd do a better job of governing liberated areas than the Islamist opposition?
The ICC’s docket points to a serious problem -- but not the one that African leaders are complaining about.
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.
Enough compromise. Jordanians are tired of being the good kids on the block.
Why a small town in Libya refuses to give up custody of the revolution’s most high-profile prisoner.
Female soccer players are rewriting the rules for women's sports in the Middle East.
Can Edward Snowden really find freedom in an unfree country?
Why paranoia is the key to Libyan politics.
Russia’s leading oppositionist has been sentenced to five years in jail. Can the protest movement go on?
As Egypt gears up for big demonstrations against the Muslim Brotherhood, it's time to remember that you can't have genuine democracy without respect for religious freedom.
Her country is in crisis. But human rights heroine Aung San Suu Kyi isn't giving Burma the leadership it needs.
How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.
How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.
A Guatemalan court’s recent ruling in favor of a former dictator looks scandalous. But it actually shows just how far Latin American democracy has come.
So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?
Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.
Why Russia's ludicrous attempt to silence Alexey Navalny is a throwback to the bad old times of Stalin and Khrushchev.
Saudi Arabia hounded this lawyer out of the country because he stood up for human rights. Now, he explains how the kingdom is launching a new crackdown on dissent.
Some free advice for my MENA friends.