Venezuela's leaders give new meaning to the phrase “¡Ay, Caramba!”
Russia is pushing ahead with its projects for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But not everyone is happy.
The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters.
Actually, we've already figured out how to win the legal war on terrorism.
Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.
What America's anti-torture advocates can learn from Argentina's darkest days.
New revelations at Guantánamo show the walls have ears, and justice is being made a mockery.
Obama's legal rationale for whacking Americans is so broad you could fly a drone through it.
An insurrection along the Suez Canal represents the greatest threat yet to the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt.
The international community’s failure on Syria limits its power to act against the even bigger bloodletting that’s likely to happen down the road.
Viewers and critics have been shocked by Zero Dark Thirty's depiction of enhanced interrogation techniques. But, if anything, the film goes way too easy on the CIA.
Who's behind the assassination of three Kurdish women in the heart of the French capital?
Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?
The heir of a controversial South Korean autocrat is now the country's first female president. Can she emerge from his shadow?
A tale of an alleged rape and one woman's futile quest for justice in modern China.
An interview with a leading human rights activist from Bahrain
Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.
How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons.
Man does not live by GDP alone. An introduction to the Legatum Institute's latest Prosperity Index.
We often ask why some people choose to resist authoritarian regimes. But the better question might be why so many decide to cooperate.
Islamist political parties aren't succeeding in the Middle East because they stand for Islam. It's because they have a well-established political brand.
25 years after the end of authoritarianism, Taiwan is still struggling to come to terms with its past.
Why the desperate fate of a little-known Sudanese human rights activists poses some fundamental questions about what it means to be human.