Law

Argument

Same As It Ever Was

Once again, Malaysia's ruling party turns to outdated sodomy laws to discredit the opposition.

Graeme Reid |

Christian Caryl

Rescue Me!

Vladimir Putin is justifying his grab for Crimea with the need to protect the "Russian-speaking population" in Ukraine. But why stop there?

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Head Games

Mexico’s president promised a new approach to the drug wars. So why is he still going after big fish?

Evelyn Krache Morris |

Putinology

Kiev Envy

Pro-democracy protesters in Kiev are triumphant. In Moscow they're still taking it on the chin.

Anna Nemtsova |

Argument

This Debate Has Been Redacted

A new report details the awful civilian casualties inflicted by American drones, but the arguments over the weapons' use have begun to feel grimly familiar.

Sarah Knuckey |

Argument

When Is Negotiating Bad for Democracy?

Pakistan's efforts to talk with the Taliban are threatening to undermine the country's recent democratic gains.

Sheila Fruman |

COLUMN

Off the Clock

Is a Spanish attempt to hold China accountable for abuses in Tibet the end of the global policeman?

David Bosco |

Tea Leaf Nation

Zero Dark Dirty

Beijing still considers a surprising amount of information secret.

David Wertime |

Putinology

Sochi's Bitter Medicine

Why the controversy around the Sochi Olympics could turn out to be a good thing for Russia.

Miriam Lanskoy |

Tea Leaf Nation

Get Out of Jail Cheap

Tips and tricks for getting out of Chinese prison early -- just in case.

Liz Carter |

Argument

Clique-Bait

Why is the Chinese Communist Party so afraid of legal activist Xu Zhiyong? 

Yiyi Lu |

Argument

A Dream Deferred

How a recent exposé vindicates activist Xu Zhiyong's vision for China. 

Phelim Kine |

Argument

Turkey's Enemy Within

How Prime Minister Erdogan is dismantling democracy.

Firat Demir |

Report

Acquitted in Court, Still Blacklisted by the U.S.

The United States sanctioned Ante Gotovina when he was a fugitive fleeing war crimes charges. Now he's a free man, but still on the list.

Jamila Trindle |

Argument

Why Putin’s Defense of “Traditional Values” Is Really a War on Freedom

The sensible way to fight back against Russia's anti-gay campaign.

James Kirchick |

Lab Report

Venezuela’s Glass Revolution

In 2013, Venezuela's Bolivarian Revolution survived the death of Hugo Chávez. Now his successor, President Nicolás Maduro, confronts his toughest challenge yet: an economy on the brink. The latest in our series of Lab Reports on Venezuela.

Juan Nagel |

Putinology

Putin's Knack for Surprise

Behind Putin's sudden release of former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky.

Anna Nemtsova |

Report

Stuck on a U.S. Government Blacklist?

Call Erich Ferrari, the lawyer who makes a living defending alleged drug kingpins and arms dealers.

Jamila Trindle |

David Rothkopf

It’s Not About Snowden -- It’s About Madison

The jig is up for anyone who argues that the Constitution doesn't cover metadata.

David Rothkopf |

Report

This Court Case Could Kneecap the NSA

Why a judge's assault on 'Orwellian' surveillance could cripple the spy agency's legal and political support.

Shane Harris |

Exclusive

White House v. Holder

The fight over the government’s top national security lawyer.

Shane Harris |

Argument

A Deeper Shade of Orange

How the latest mass protests in Ukraine go beyond the revolution of 2004.

Askold Krushelnycky |

Think Again

Think Again: Mexican Drug Cartels

They aren't just about Mexico or drugs anymore.

Evelyn Krache Morris |

Putinology

In Russia, the Price of Dissent Keeps Rising

Russia's activists are battered and demoralized. But not everyone has given up.

Anna Nemtsova |

Report

The Next Big Financial Scandal

A mounting investigation into the foreign exchange market could be the next black eye for the financial industry.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Is Washington Letting This American Rot in a Cuban Jail?

Havana keeps saying that it's willing to let this U.S. contractor go. But the White House and Congress keep rejecting the offers.

Yochi Dreazen |

Argument

In Pakistan, Slow and Steady Just Might Win the Race

Yes, terrorism is a problem. But Pakistan is making remarkable headway in its transition to democracy.

Sheila Fruman |

Report

For SAC, It's $1.2 Billion And Counting

Why the biggest insider trading fine in history might not be the end of the giant hedge fund's woes.

Jamila Trindle |

Report

Is China About to Crack Down on J.P. Morgan, Too?

An aggressive Beijing could be very bad news for the bank -- and lots of other Western businesses operating in China.

Jamila Trindle |