When Uncle Sam projects his power abroad, does the Constitution tag along?
Kenya's president is charged with inciting ethnic violence that killed thousands. He's about to talk his way out of it like it's a parking ticket.
Brazil's woman-versus-woman presidential race suggests that feminism has triumphed. The reality is more complicated. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Brazil.
Too often reformers treat progress toward democracy as if it were a matter of all or nothing. Here's a plea for the messy approach.
Afraid for his hold on power, Putin is cracking down on Internet freedom with a flurry of new laws.
With a growing economy and a freshly-signed peace agreement, Mozambique's future looks bright. But it needs to act now to avoid the perils of the resource curse.
Self-determination doesn't necessarily mean freedom. Can an independent Scotland achieve both?
The U.K. government has made a good start on its war on slavery. But it needs to get serious.
Efforts to fix the global debt system grind on with no quick fix.
The arrest of Bahraini human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja marks a new low point for the country’s autocracy.
After years of pursuing peace and stability, Kenya's political factions are returning to bare-knuckle politics.
From spies in the defense team to secret kill switches in the courtroom, the list of government perversions of an already-broken trial system is making the quest for justice endless.
Messy bondholder fight could complicate future defaults.
Why an Erdogan victory in Turkey's presidential election is likely to trigger the biggest opposition backlash yet. The first in our series of Lab Reports on Turkey.
Yemen's al Qaeda franchise isn't moving to create its own Islamic state quite yet. But the fact that it continues to thrive is ominous enough.
In the Cambodian province where Khmer Rouge leaders came to die, people aren’t celebrating a guilty verdict against two top regime officials. After all, they’re neighbors.
Why African leaders have growing doubts about the virtues of free trade.
Georgia's ex-president stands accused of abusing his power. His friends in the West should let the law run its course.
The country's infamous anti-homosexuality law has been struck down -- but homophobia is still dangerously enshrined in the country's penal code.
Long before Argentina’s latest default, there was Elliott Associates L.P. v. Republic of Panama.
Why some Libyans see a solution to the country's political crises in a document that was published 63 years ago.
A small South American country has been making big strides in human rights. But it's still got some work to do.
The world wants to hold someone accountable for the 298 people killed. But determining whom to go after -- and how to hold them responsible -- won’t be easy.
When the dust finally settles in Gaza, the battle will head to the courtroom.
Thanks to overfishing, pollution, climate change, and terrible governance, the largest ecosystem on the planet is close to collapse.
Even high cadres quake at the term ‘shuanggui,’ an extra-judicial interrogation method that has claimed lives.