In Honduras, the U.S. War on Drugs Is Empowering Corrupt Elites
The Central American country has become a transit zone for drug traffickers and the center of a biofuel boom. Dispossessed indigenous groups are paying the price.
China’s Record on Intellectual Property Rights Is Getting Better and Better
The country is making the transition from net importer of ideas to net innovator, and as it does, it is finding that good patent laws matter.
Canada’s Drug Crisis Has a Solution. Politicians Don’t Like It.
Decriminalization saves lives. But Canada is only just accepting that reality—and the United States is even further behind.
Addicted in Bhutan
The country’s substance use spike is undermining its focus on gross national happiness.
China’s Reefer Madness Is Sweeping Up Foreigners
Legal marijuana abroad is playing into xenophobia at home.
When Poppies Don’t Pay
With a stark decline in the price fetched by opium gum, Mexico’s government should take strides toward making crop substitution proposals a reality in Guerrero.
Corrupt Guatemalans’ GOP Lifeline
U.S. Republicans are weakening a U.N. anti-corruption investigation into President Jimmy Morales. What are they getting in exchange?
Swapping Cocaine for Peace
A voluntary coca crop substitution initiative in Colombia is failing. It is still the country’s best option to address its cocaine production problem.
Mexico’s War on Drugs Failed
Proposals to legalize opium production could still beat the cartels—but only if poppy farmers are part of the process.
South Africans Are Taking the Law Into Their Own Hands
In a country where no one trusts the police, vigilante groups promising to stop gang violence were initially welcomed. Now, with extralegal justice on the rise, some citizens have had enough.
In Russia, Feminist Memes Buy Jail Time, but Domestic Abuse Doesn’t
A year after the country decriminalized domestic violence, women feel the consequences.
Financial Crimes and Punishment
China is now in charge of one of the world’s most important watchdogs. Here’s how it is treating allies like Pakistan.
India’s Hill Country Is the First Stop on Heroin’s Deadly Route
In the nation’s northeast, Christians and activists struggle over the future of addicts.
The Coming Crime Wars
Future conflicts will mostly be waged by drug cartels, mafia groups, gangs, and terrorists. It is time to rethink our rules of engagement.
In Tacit Rebuke, U.S. Embassy in South Africa Rejects Trump Tweet
Internal cable cites report that farm murders in South Africa are at their lowest level in 19 years.
Duterte vs. God
The Philippine president likes to pick fights. But can he win against the Catholic Church?
López Obrador Is a Pragmatist, Not an Ideologue
Don’t expect Mexico’s new president to radically shift the country’s approach to foreign policy.