Mandela helped South Africans find their way to political freedom. But they still haven’t managed to overcome the economic legacy of the old regime.
Massacring unarmed protestors is more common than you might think -- and governments often get away with it.
5 ways Edward Snowden can smuggle himself out of the Moscow airport.
In Moscow, sympathy for Edward Snowden crosses all party lines.
Five rules for NSA leaker Edward Snowden to make sure that life on the run goes as smoothly as possible.
Good luck with that.
Many commentators are hailing the results of the Iranian presidential election as a victory for popular choice. But that feel-good narrative misses the bigger story.
How Obama's pick to lead the FBI tried to put the brakes on the NSA's surveillance dragnet.
How do you find a terrorist hidden in millions of gigabytes of metadata?
How the media covered national-security leaks in Daniel Ellsberg's day.
No, Mr. President, your top job is not to 'keep the American people safe.'
The CIA's a lot better at targeted killing now than it used to be.
Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.
The only thing transparent about the White House is its perverse penchant for secrecy.
Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?
Why Harold Koh's big speech on targeted killings is just more of the same, intentional Obama muddle.
Why World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is right to subject the Bank’s global business report to fresh scrutiny.