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.
Lebanon Is Protecting Hezbollah’s Cocaine Trade in Latin America
The country's institutions are not a counterweight to Hezbollah, but its enablers.
Why Is Trump Going Soft on Hezbollah?
Barack Obama did too little to curb the militant group, especially in Latin America. Donald Trump should do more.
Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs
Local lawyers are fighting to hold the Philippine government accountable. To win, they need international human rights groups to give them more help.
The Trump Team’s Blinkered Obsession With the Iran Deal Is Poisoning the Well
Opponents of the nuclear agreement have distorted the debate over U.S. policy in the Middle East.
It’s Time for the Justice Department to Hold Hezbollah Accountable
The U.S. government must answer tough questions about its efforts to stop the group’s drug trafficking activities.
Trump’s National Security Strategy Deserves to Be Ignored
The Trump administration claims — and fails — to provide a plan to keep Americans safe.
Kill All the Poppies
There’s no way to ever win against the Taliban if the heroin trade is left to flourish.
The United States Has a Lot Riding on the Honduras Election
Central America isn’t beyond repair, but there aren’t a lot of good people we can work with right now.
This Is the New Threat Driving the Opioid Crisis
Fentanyl is taking over the market. And it’s killing record numbers of people.