Some of the world's bravest dissidents are pursuing their fight against injustice with little attention from the outside world. But that doesn't mean they aren't worth knowing about. Here's a list of remarkable people who rarely make it into the headlines.
Shirin Ebadi, Iran's leading human rights activist, explains why on attack on the country's nuclear program is just what the mullahs have been yearning for.
Even before last week's riots at the U.S. Embassy in Tunis, the progress of Tunisia's revolution was beginning to look rocky. Here's why.
Why five East African countries are trying to follow in the European Union's footsteps -- minus the common currency.
How do you conduct an election when contending political forces don't agree on the rules? An unlikely study in compromise from Northern Ireland in 2005.
The Navy SEAL tell-all vs. our government's classification complex.
The Obama administration has done much to clean up the legal mess in Guantánamo. But as the ongoing trial of a top al Qaeda suspects makes clear, it has not done nearly enough.
As Brazil takes the lead in bringing infrastructure development to South America, indigenous communities are fighting for their way of life.
South America's superpower is shoving its weight around across the continent -- and the natives aren't exactly thrilled.
The battle over Egypt's parliament is more than just a legislative disaster. It's a legal nightmare.
A new U.N. report has highlighted Rwanda's responsibility for continuing conflict in the Congo. Washington's inaction is an outrage.
Why conservative economists are aghast at radical reforms by Argentina’s central bank.
Will the ICC's next decade see the court expand the stop-start gains of its first 10 years?
The Supreme Court's ruling was a step in the right direction. But spiraling health-care costs could still doom America's recovery.
The United States isn't the only country where judges aren't exactly above the political fray.
9 former autocrats and bad guys that should be made to pay for their crimes.
The CIA's Sabrina De Sousa dishes on the Bush administration officials who ordered the botched extraordinary rendition operation -- or kidnapping, if you're an Italian judge -- that made her a wanted woman.
Why is the world's biggest democracy cracking down on Facebook and Google?
Cairo's revolutionaries take to the streets during a chaotic weekend.
The Obama administration is grossly misreading international law when it comes to targeting terrorists.
Managing the transition to a democratic Cuba: A user’s guide.
Today's gruesome car bomb attack in Damascus only adds to the worries of Syrians agonizing over whether to stay or flee.
Most of the Americans charged by Egypt in the NGO affair have since left the country. But one, Robert Becker, decided to stay and face the music.