Law

By Other Means

Authorize This

Can Obama put the war on terror on a new legal footing?

Rosa Brooks |

By Other Means

The War Professor

Can Obama finally make the legal case for his war on terror?

Rosa Brooks |

Feature

Gitmo's Fallen Czar

Daniel Fried was the perfect man for the hardest job in Washington, but even he couldn’t close Guantanamo.

Michelle Shephard |

David Rothkopf

Smart Phones, Dumb Laws

Is technology outpacing our ability to regulate it?

David Rothkopf |

The List

And You Thought the IRS Was Bad?

The world's five most out-of-control tax agencies.

J. Dana Stuster |

Terms of Engagement

Obama's Plumbers

This time, a secretive president has gone too far.

James Traub |

Argument

Obama's Self-Inflicted Scandal

The only thing transparent about the White House is its perverse penchant for secrecy.

Richard A. Epstein |

Dispatch

Janus in Islamabad

Is Pakistan's once and likely future prime minister someone the United States can work with?

Emily Cadei |

Micah Zenko

Talking in Circles

Why Harold Koh's big speech on targeted killings is just more of the same, intentional Obama muddle.

Micah Zenko |

Dispatch

Death Mill

How the ready-made garment industry captured the Bangladeshi state.

Joseph Allchin |

Argument

No More Doing Business As Usual

Why World Bank President Jim Yong Kim is right to subject the Bank’s global business report to fresh scrutiny.

Christina Chang |

Argument

It's Time for Burma's President to Act

The civil war in Burma goes on. But the government seems powerless to stop it.

David Scott Mathieson |

Case Studies

Outfoxing the Oligarchs in Latvia

How a tiny Baltic republic succeeded in taking its oligarchs down a peg.

Gabriel Kuris |

Argument

Neighbors in Arms

How U.S. guns are turning Central America into one of the most dangerous places in the world.

Colby Goodman |

Dispatch

Beirut's Bastille

The free-for-all inside Lebanon's most notorious prison.

Sulome Anderson |

Argument

How to Close Guantanamo

Why Obama doesn’t need Congress to start to make good on his promise.

Laura Pitter |

Argument

France's Forgotten War

Mali is old news in Paris. Now it’s all gay marriage all the time.

Robert Zaretsky |

Feature

The Angst in Foggy Bottom

Many in the State Department aren’t happy with the president’s policy on Syria. And they’re speaking out.

Gayle Tzemach Lemmon |

Argument

Is Obama’s Red Line a Green Light?

It’s time for the president to back up his words with action.

Salman Shaikh |

Slide Show

The World's Most Controversial Walmarts

The big box behemoth might be a global force for good, but expansion doesn't make everyone happy.

Colin Daileda |

Letters

Mission Creep

Charles Kenny is too quick to encourage people to give up their privacy.

Alicia P.Q. Wittmeyer |

By Other Means

Should You Go to Law School?

The good, the bad, and the ugly about getting a J.D.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

IED=WMD?

Why the Justice Department’s charge against the Boston bomber is ridiculous.

Timothy Noah |

Argument

Boston's Jihadist Past

Long before the marathon bombing, Islamists in Massachusetts were helping militants in Chechnya.

J.M. Berger |

Terms of Engagement

For Shame

Why don't Americans care more about torture?

James Traub |

Marc Lynch

The Middle East's Kings of Cowardice

Why are the Gulf's leaders so afraid of a few jokes?

Marc Lynch |

Argument

The Plot to Block Internet Freedom

Autocrats are trying to limit free speech online. Here's why we need to make sure they fail.

Julius Genachowski |

By Other Means

10 Ways to Fix the Drone War

Obama's targeted-killing policy is a mess. Here's what he can do about it.

Rosa Brooks |

Argument

Point of Order

The problem with Congress's idea to base immigration on economic merit.

Alexandra Starr |