After Brawls in Parliament, Lawmakers Vote to Give Japan’s Military Freer Hand

Japanese lawmakers brawled over a bill to expand the military's engagement in conflict this week. On Friday, the bill passed 148 to 90.


The Cops Who Would Save a Country

Two thousand young men and women, equipped with 10 weeks of training, have been sent into the streets of Kiev to convince Ukrainians that the days of a corrupt and brutal militsiya are over. Can 'my new police' rescue a faltering revolution?


Kafka in Caracas

The trial of opposition leader Leopoldo López is a cruel travesty of justice — even by the low standards of the Venezuelan regime.

The South Asia Channel

India Inc.’s Day Care Experiment

India's new corporate social responsibility law may be well-intentioned, but it is poorly designed and fails to accomplish its central goals.


So an American Dentist Shot Cecil the Lion. Now What?

An American dentist shot a lion in Zimbabwe. Could he really be extradited to Zimbabwe?

Tea Leaf Nation

A Chinese Supreme Court Justice Falls from Grace

In the biggest bust since Zhou Yongkang, a judge at China's high court is being investigated for corruption.


Joseph Kabila Forever

The dangers of an extended presidency in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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