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