Justice

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 |

Feature

Comey Don't Play That

How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.

Marc Ambinder |

Argument

One Era's Traitor Is Another Era's Whistle-Blower

How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.

J. Dana Stuster |

Argument

Look on the Bright Side

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.

Mac Margolis |

Argument

An Ambiguous Anniversary in Cambodia

So whatever happened to the most ambitious peacekeeping operation in history?

Karen J. Coates |

Feature

Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

Michelle Shephard |

Argument

The Show Trial State

Why Russia's ludicrous attempt to silence Alexey Navalny is a throwback to the bad old times of Stalin and Khrushchev.

Nina Khrushcheva |

Marc Lynch

A Few Good Saudi Men

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.

Marc Lynch |

Argument

Boston's Jihadist Past

Long before the marathon bombing, Islamists in Massachusetts were helping militants in Chechnya.

J.M. Berger |

Terms of Engagement

For Shame

Why don't Americans care more about torture?

James Traub |

Argument

Why Bart Simpson Drives the Venezuelan Authorities Nuts

Venezuela's leaders give new meaning to the phrase “¡Ay, Caramba!”

Thor Halvorssen |

Putinology

Russia's Olympic City

Russia is pushing ahead with its projects for the 2014 Winter Olympics. But not everyone is happy.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Bahrain's Continuing War on Doctors

The Bahraini government needs to stop targeting medical professionals who dare to treat injured protesters. 

Rula al-Saffar |

Argument

The Appeal of the Courts

Actually, we've already figured out how to win the legal war on terrorism.

Phillip Carter |

Putinology

The Dead Man's Trial

The posthumous trial of an anti-corruption crusader.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

Why the Color Revolutions Failed

Toppling dictators isn't enough. Successful revolutions also embrace the rule of law.

Melinda Haring |

Argument

Cleaning up a Dirty War

What America's anti-torture advocates can learn from Argentina's darkest days.

Alexandra Starr |

Argument

Listening In

New revelations at Guantánamo show the walls have ears, and justice is being made a mockery.

Laura Pitter |

Argument

Laying Down the Law

Why Obama's targeted killing is better than Bush's torture.

David Cole |

By Other Means

Death by Loophole

Obama's legal rationale for whacking Americans is so broad you could fly a drone through it.

Rosa Brooks |

Dispatch

The Republic of Port Said

An insurrection along the Suez Canal represents the greatest threat yet to the Muslim Brotherhood's rule in Egypt.

Evan C. Hill |

Christian Caryl

Why the Killing in Syria Is Just the Beginning

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.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Zero Dark Torture

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.

Laura Pitter |

Dispatch

Paris Murder Mystery

Who's behind the assassination of three Kurdish women in the heart of the French capital?

Eric Pape |

Letters

Security Studies

The Honduran ambassador to the United States responds to James Verini.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

Dispatch

The Midlife Crisis of Bangladesh

Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?

Joseph Allchin |

Argument

The Dictator's Daughter

The heir of a controversial South Korean autocrat is now the country's first female president. Can she emerge from his shadow?

Geoffrey Cain |

Dispatch

Kafka in Beijing

A tale of an alleged rape and one woman's futile quest for justice in modern China.

John Garnaut |