Justice

The List

Gu Kai-lies?

The wacky and not-so-wacky conspiracy theories about China's trial of the century.

Isaac Stone Fish |

Dispatch

China’s Fishy Show Trial

The verdict is in: Bo Xilai's wife is guilty. But the Chinese government's carefully crafted story is full of holes.

Christina Larson |

Interview

'Twitter Is My City': An Exclusive Interview with Ai Weiwei

Beijing's best-known dissident, architect, and creative provocateur tells Jonathan Landreth what's wrong with China's frenetic capital.

Jonathan Landreth |

In Box

Targeted Killings: A Short History

How America came to embrace assassination.

Uri Friedman |

Interview

Epiphanies from Salman Rushdie

The Midnight's Children author reflects on life under fatwa, the Arab Spring, and his one-night stand with Twitter.

Benjamin Pauker |

Argument

Burma's Lost Boys

The government in Burma is promising to clean up its act. But the army is still recruiting child soldiers.

Patrick Bodenham |

Trip Report

Kangaroo Court

The Obama administration has done much to clean up the legal mess in Guantánamo. But as the ongoing trial of a top al Qaeda suspects makes clear, it has not done nearly enough.

Maria McFarland Sanchez-Moreno |

Argument

Burma's Misled Righteous

How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military

Francis Wade |

Argument

Justice Delayed

Ten years later, the International Criminal Court is still on trial.

David Bosco |

Argument

Mexico's Bright Light

Even as the country around it sinks into a morass of drug-fueled crime, Mexico City has remained surprisingly safe.

Larry Kaplow |

Dispatch

Sympathy for the Devil

Nostalgia for an ousted tyrant is on the rise in Ivory Coast.

Austin Merrill |

Argument

The Court of Last Resort

Will the ICC's next decade see the court expand the stop-start gains of its first 10 years?

Richard Dicker |

Argument

Prescription for Decline

The Supreme Court's ruling was a step in the right direction. But spiraling health-care costs could still doom America's recovery.

Will Marshall |

The List

The World's Most Meddlesome Supreme Courts

The United States isn't the only country where judges aren't exactly above the political fray.

Katie Cella |

Christian Caryl

Her Work Isn’t Done

This week the world is celebrating Aung San Suu Kyi’s achievements as a pro-democracy activist. Now the question is: Can she finish the job?

Christian Caryl |

Feature

General Mladic in The Hague

A report on evil 
in Europe -- and 
justice delayed.


Michael Dobbs |

The List

The Dictator Hunter's Wanted List

9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.

Reed Brody |

Argument

The Freedom to Hate

As sectarian violence lashes Burma, the media are using their newfound freedom for destructive ends.

Hanna Hindstrom |

Argument

Bipolar Policy on Equatorial Guinea

The Justice Department turns up the heat against a resource-rich dictatorship as the State Department helps its leader buff his image.

Ken Silverstein |

Argument

Up Close and Angry

The CIA's Sabrina De Sousa dishes on the Bush administration officials who ordered the botched extraordinary rendition operation -- or kidnapping, if you're an Italian judge -- that made her a wanted woman.

Jeff Stein |

Slide Show

Egypt's Revolutionary Soul-Searching

Cairo's revolutionaries take to the streets during a chaotic weekend.

Slide Show |

Argument

Betting on a Cambodian Spring

Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Thomas Mann Miller |

Argument

Kill the Kill List

The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.

Daphne Eviatar |

Argument

The Godfathers of Tunis

Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.

Fadil Aliriza |

Dispatch

Power Ballad

What happens when you mix a trashy Europop spectacle with an oil-soaked Caspian dictator?

Haley Sweetland Edwards |

Argument

Did You Hear the One about U.S. Internment Camps?

A leaked Army document on mass detentions has extremists boiling over on both the right and the left.

J.M. Berger |

Argument

Burma Can Bring It

It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.

Michael Albertus |

Argument

Getting Ready for Life after Castro

Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.

Jaime Suchlicki |

Slide Show

The World in Photos This Week

Chen Guangcheng became an icon, demonstrators rallied for May Day, and Newt Gingrich bowed out.

Slide Show |