The Midnight's Children author reflects on life under fatwa, the Arab Spring, and his one-night stand with Twitter.
The government in Burma is promising to clean up its act. But the army is still recruiting child soldiers.
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.
How Burma’s pro-democracy movement betrayed its own ideals and rehabilitated the military
Even as the country around it sinks into a morass of drug-fueled crime, Mexico City has remained surprisingly safe.
Will the ICC's next decade see the court expand the stop-start gains of its first 10 years?
The Supreme Court's ruling was a step in the right direction. But spiraling health-care costs could still doom America's recovery.
The United States isn't the only country where judges aren't exactly above the political fray.
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?
9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.
As sectarian violence lashes Burma, the media are using their newfound freedom for destructive ends.
The Justice Department turns up the heat against a resource-rich dictatorship as the State Department helps its leader buff his image.
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.
Cairo's revolutionaries take to the streets during a chaotic weekend.
Why Cambodia’s opposition faces a steep uphill battle in its effort to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.
The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.
Tunisia’s new government has declared war on sleaze -- but that’s much easier said than done.
What happens when you mix a trashy Europop spectacle with an oil-soaked Caspian dictator?
A leaked Army document on mass detentions has extremists boiling over on both the right and the left.
It’s true: Burma faces an uphill climb in its transition to democracy. But the odds may be better than you think.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
Chen Guangcheng became an icon, demonstrators rallied for May Day, and Newt Gingrich bowed out.
Most of the Americans charged by Egypt in the NGO affair have since left the country. But one, Robert Becker, decided to stay and face the music.
Preventing genocide sounds like a worthy cause. But setting up a new White House committee isn't the way to do it.
In the May/June issue of Foreign Policy, Mona Eltahawy argues that the real war on women is in the Middle East. FP asked six smart observers to weigh in on Eltahawy's claim that many of the men of the Arab world hate women -- and the controversial cover image that accompanied it.