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Uzbekistan’s Deadly Decade

Ten years after a massacre that shocked the world, the regime of Islam Karimov is still in power -- and as brutal as ever.

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The Death Penalty Is Having Quite a Moment — And That May Help Efforts to Abolish It

The confluence of debates about the death penalty around the world shows the degree to which it's persevered even as most countries have eliminated it as a punishment.

The Cable

Just in Time for Drones Review, Senate Confirms New Attorney General

Just in time for a White House review of a botched drone strike in Pakistan that killed American citizens, the Senate on Thursday confirmed Loretta ...

The Cable

Following Prostitution Scandal, DEA Chief to Step Down

After a prostitution scandal and a vote of no confidence by House committee, the chief of the Drug Enforcement Administration will step down.

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Arming Irregulars to Work Alongside Struggling Police Forces Isn't a Solution -- It's a Time Bomb.

Arming vigilantes in places like Iraq and Afghanistan to work alongside struggling police forces isn't a solution -- it's a time bomb.

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The Executioners’ Bill

After an alleged series of brutal executions by the Burundian military, should the United States consider cutting off the cash it's giving the country's armed forces?

Best Defense

A prosecutor apologizes to innocent man he put in a Louisiana prison for 31 years

This is a bit far afield from defense issues, but I found it fascinating. It is a good reminder that what we believe today can change — and in fact may be wildly wrong.

The South Asia Channel

Stalling Justice in Sri Lanka

Reversing course on corruption, Tamil persecution, and Sinhala ethnic triumphalism might finally be happening with a new government in Colombo. But a disturbing dark reality remains: the absence of justice for the massacre of thousands of Tamil civilians in "No Fire Zones" at the civil war's end in 2009.

Shadow Government

A Crime Against Sovereignty

The decision last month by the International Criminal Court (ICC) to open a “preliminary examination into the situation in Palestine” has conjured up images of ...

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