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Russia’s Controversial European Gas Project Is Under Fire, Again

Environmental violations thrust Nord Stream 2 and its European partners into an awkward position.

A picture taken 19 October 2007 in Lyon, shows Interpol's building after a press conference of Jean-Michel Louboutin, international police organisation Interpol's Executive director, following the arrest by Interpol of Christopher Paul Neil, a suspected Canadian paedophile, aka "Vico", accused of sexually abusing young boys in Southeast Asia. Christopher Paul Neil, 32, was nabbed in Thailand's third-largest city Nakhon Ratchasima following an unprecedented appeal from international police organisation Interpol for public help in finding him. AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR (Photo credit should read FRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images)

Interpol Is Helping Enforce China’s Political Purges

Beijing is happy to take advantage of an international red notice system that is notoriously easy to abuse — and is now overseen by a former Chinese official.

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A classic book revisited: Acheson’s ‘Present at the Creation’ reminds us of how our government should work

Dean Gooderham Acheson, the son of Canadian immigrants, graduate of Groton, Yale, and Harvard Law, was probably the most consequential American diplomat of the twentieth century.

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South African Court Tells Government It Can’t Withdraw From the ICC

In yet another blow to South African President Jacob Zuma’s government.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 22: U.S. President Donald Trump listens during a swearing in ceremony of White House senior staff in the East Room of the White House on January 22, 2017 in Washington, DC. Trump today mocked protesters who gathered for large demonstrations across the U.S. and the world on Saturday to signal discontent with his leadership, but later offered a more conciliatory tone, saying he recognized such marches as a "hallmark of our democracy." (Photo by Andrew Harrer-Pool/Getty Images)

Trump’s Pox Americana

The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.

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Germany’s Oft-Forgotten Colonial Atrocities in Africa Spark New Lawsuit

A new lawsuit brings Germany's forgotten genocide in Namibia back into the spotlight

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We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo

Russia and Syria are guilty of bombing thousands of civilians. The rest of the world is guilty of doing nothing.

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Why Russia Just Withdrew from the ICC

The ICC has had a rough year, and Russia just made things worse.

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Exclusive: International Criminal Court Poised to Open Investigation into War Crimes in Afghanistan

The investigation could expose U.S. personnel to international justice inquiry for the first time.

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Why Just Counting the Dead in Syria Won’t Bring Them Justice

A full tally of the war’s horrific violence requires estimates, models, and sophisticated pattern analysis to understand who’s responsible and why.

TOPSHOT - Thousands of migrants and refugees walk through the port of Piraeus after arriving from the Greek islands of Lesbos and Chios on February 1, 2016.
On average, more than 1,900 people have arrived each day this month on Greek islands on unseaworthy boats from Turkey, according to the UN, which put the total of new arrivals in January at more than 50,000. More than 31,000 people have been registered on Lesbos during that time, the UN added. / AFP / LOUISA GOULIAMAKI        (Photo credit should read LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)

The Refugee Crisis Is Real

Which is why we so desperately need a global deal to bolster a broken system. And if the United Nations won’t do it, the United States must.

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Israel Accepts a Day In Court

Why the Israeli government is taking the unprecedented step of allowing International Criminal Court officials to visit the country.

A US Navy Riverine Command Boat (RCB) cruises off the coast of Bahrain's Salman port, near the capital Manama, on May 12, 2013, one day before the start of the biggest exercise of mine countermeasure maneuvers in the Arabian Gulf. The US Navy along with other 40 nations are conducting the games. AFP PHOTO/MARWAN NAAMANI        (Photo credit should read MARWAN NAAMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

Punished U.S. Navy Officer Believes He Prevented a War With Iran

The skipper of the boats captured by Iran this year says he should be commended and not penalized for averting a potential firefight in the Persian Gulf.

On this episode of The E.R., the Panel joins forces with Lawfare to have a conversation with Bob Bauer and A.B. Culvahouse.

What Will It Take to Keep China From Behaving Badly in the South China Sea?

Beijing was denied its maritime claims to the contested waters, but will The Hague’s ruling really make a difference?

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