Law

Argument

Point of Order

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

Alexandra Starr |

Argument

A Weapon of Minor Destruction

How Eric Harroun, the American jihadist in Syria, was duped by the FBI into incriminating himself.

Robert Young Pelton |

Argument

Living Up to the Statue

After two decades of advocacy, we finally have a U.N. Arms Trade Treaty.

Heather Hurlburt |

Argument

Make Way for the Hybrids

Yes, institutions are important. But institutions that actually work are even better.

Matt Andrews |

Argument

Springtime for Salafists

Rampaging Islamist vigilantes are cracking down on free expression -- and ruining Tunisia's Arab Spring.

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross |

Putinology

The Dead Man's Trial

The posthumous trial of an anti-corruption crusader.

Anna Nemtsova |

Dispatch

The Kenyatta Affair

What Kenya and its allies can learn from Austria’s Nazi legacy.

James Verini |

Argument

The Execution of the Saudi Seven

Saudi Arabia's farcical justice system condemned seven young men to death this week, and the world remained silent.

Ali AlAhmed |

By Other Means

Mission Creep in the War on Terror

The case against giving the president even more power to use force.

Rosa Brooks |

Christian Caryl

The Tangled Tale of Malaysia's Dirty Battleground State

How an ex-British prime minister’s sister-in-law, a headhunter’s grandson, dodgy PR firms, and a Malaysian kingpin are colliding in a fight over the future of democracy.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

The Case for Just-in-Time Immigration

Why America needs a personnel system built for the 21st century.

Hilda Ochoa-Brillembourg |

Argument

Lean Forward

Why there's finally cause for celebration this International Women's Day

Valerie M. Hudson |

The Optimist

The Case for Big Brother

A little government monitoring can be a good thing.

Charles Kenny |

Dispatch

Vote M for Murder

In Kenya, politics is simply the continuation of war, by other means.

James Verini |

Argument

The New Westphalian Web

The future of the Internet may lie in the past. And that's not a good thing.

Katherine Maher |

Argument

Listening In

New revelations at Guantánamo show the walls have ears, and justice is being made a mockery.

Laura Pitter |

FP Explainer

Ice Removal

How easy is it to fence $50 million worth of stolen diamonds?

Scott Andrew Selby |

Argument

Hate Obama's Drone War?

Blame the bleeding-heart human rights crusaders.

Rosa Brooks |

Dispatch

Inside the Islamic Emirate of Timbuktu

An exclusive trove of al Qaeda documents found in this fabled city shows a theocracy in the making in Mali.

Harald Doornbos |

Argument

Laying Down the Law

Why Obama's targeted killing is better than Bush's torture.

David Cole |

Argument

Obama's Legal Netherworld

The president isn't claiming too much power to kill Americans who join al Qaeda -- but too little.

John Yoo |

Dispatch

Revolution, Interrupted

There's a reason Egyptians keep taking to the streets: The Muslim Brotherhood has proved to be little more than the old Mubarak clique with beards.

Hani Shukrallah |

Christian Caryl

Martyrs of the Revolution

If history is any guide, today’s assassination in Tunisia could set off a dangerous revolutionary dynamic.

Christian Caryl |

By Other Means

Death by Loophole

Obama's legal rationale for whacking Americans is so broad you could fly a drone through it.

Rosa Brooks |

Think Again

Think Again: Immigration

After Republicans' election-year drubbing, the United States has an historic opportunity to fix its broken immigration system. And the arguments against reform simply don't hold up anymore.

Shannon O’Neil |

Micah Zenko

Investigate This

The U.N. will pry America's drones out of our cold, dead hands.

Micah Zenko |

Argument

Rainbow Coalition

A gay rights revolution is sweeping across the Americas. It's time for Washington to catch up.

J. Lester Feder |

Micah Zenko

Flyover Country

Why the United States can't just drone Algeria.

Micah Zenko |

Christian Caryl

What I Learned from Gerard Depardieu

The French actor's case is the exception that proves the rule: Citizenship still matters.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Zero Dark Torture

Viewers and critics have been shocked by Zero Dark Thirty's depiction of enhanced interrogation techniques. But, if anything, the film goes way too easy on the CIA.

Laura Pitter |