Law

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 |

Dispatch

Paris Murder Mystery

Who's behind the assassination of three Kurdish women in the heart of the French capital?

Eric Pape |

Daniel Altman

The New Monopolies

Have America's big Internet companies become too powerful?

Daniel Altman |

Christian Caryl

The Year in Unfreedom

An encouraging number of the world's people voted in 2012. But voting does not a democracy make.

Christian Caryl |

Dispatch

Rough Cut

Nearly all the world's diamonds -- legal or not -- pass through this one Indian city.

Jason Miklian |

Dispatch

The Midlife Crisis of Bangladesh

Bangladeshis want a reckoning with their bloody past. But they can do it without partisanship?

Joseph Allchin |

Argument

Pirates of the Guinean

How West Africa is replacing Somalia as the new pirate lair.

Thierry Vircoulon |

The List

America’s Exceptional Gun Culture

Four reminders about just how entrenched guns are in American society.

Elias Groll |

Case Studies

The Anti-Godfather

How a mayor set out to save a Sicilian city from neglect and Mafia influence.

Laura Bacon |

Argument

Clash of the Balance Sheets

The most important showdown between China and the United States isn't happening in the Pacific. It's happening at the SEC.

Patrick Chovanec |

Dispatch

Off with Their Heads

Has Vladimir Putin lost control of his “corruption crackdown”?

Simon Shuster |

Argument

Stop Talking About Civil Society

Using terms like "civil society" is a distraction from the real problems in authoritarian countries. 

Sarah Kendzior |

Dispatch

There's a New Caliph in Town

The Muslim Brotherhood sees a conspiracy to oust it from power around every corner, and it’s prepared to strike preemptively against its enemies -- both real and imagined.

Evan Hill |

Argument

Words Are Weapons of Mass Destruction

Why Hamas should watch its language.

David Keyes |

Argument

Human Rights Now

Six ways China's new leader could be the reformer the Chinese have been waiting for.

Sophie Richardson |

Christian Caryl

Is Bashar al-Assad Syria’s Abraham Lincoln?

The Syrian president's fans are comparing him with the hero of America's Civil War. Here's why they're wrong.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Coming Apart at the Seams

Burma’s ruling party is under stress. Democrats should be careful what they wish for.

Larry Jagan |

Dispatch

Kafka in Beijing

A tale of an alleged rape and one woman's futile quest for justice in modern China.

John Garnaut |

Christian Caryl

The Corruption Pandemic

Why corruption is set to become one of the defining political issues of the 21st century.

Christian Caryl |

Argument

Nightmare Squared

Longing for the days of Kim Jong Il? Maybe it's time to transfer your affections to the delusional dictator of Equatorial Guinea.

Pedro Pizano |

Argument

Breaking the Grip of the Oligarchs

How a tragic twist of fate is fueling a revolt against Armenia’s overweening tycoons.

Liana Aghajanian |