Law

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 |

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 |