Lawmakers Allege Egyptian Interference in Torture Suit
A House letter calls the arrests of an Egyptian American human rights advocate’s family a bid to “undermine” the U.S. judicial process.
Corporations Will Be Complicit if Israel Goes Through With Annexation
Annexation will raise their legal risk of being held accountable for human rights violations and war crimes.
The Real Reason the United States Lags on LGBTQ Rights
This week’s Supreme Court decision ends one legal battle, but reveals why the country’s record is so poor.
It’s Not Just Trump. The World Worries America Is Broken.
Protests against police brutality and systemic racism highlight what is seen as the United States’ accelerated decline.
Green Energy’s Dirty Side Effects
The global transition to renewables could lead to human rights abuses and risks exacerbating inequalities between the West and the developing world.
India Has Handed China a Way to Interfere in Kashmir
The revocation of Article 370 unwittingly gave Beijing a new weapon.
Fighting for U.S. Values Abroad, Black Diplomats Struggle With Challenges at Home
Protests against racism are shedding light on a silent morale crisis within parts of America’s diplomatic corps.
America the Unexceptional
Long a promoter of rights and democracy abroad, the United States would be wise to look within.
As U.S. Injustices Rage, China’s Condemnation Reeks of Cynicism
Beijing is no ally to those fighting for justice—it’s simply defending its own injustices.
A Moment of National Shame and Peril—and Hope
We may be witnessing the beginning of the end of American democracy, but there is still a way to stop the descent.
With Scenes of Police Brutality, America’s Beacon to the World Winks Out
U.S. soft power was already dwindling under Trump. But the new wave of police violence and racial injustice may be drying up the reserves.
China Will Be Front and Center During the 2020 Election
Whether it’s about trade or the coronavirus, it’s possible to be tough on China without being racist or reckless.
Authoritarians Are Exploiting the Coronavirus. Democracies Must Not Follow Suit.
Democracies are far more effective at combating national crises, but that hasn’t stopped despots across the world from trying to tighten their grip.
Privacy and the Pandemic: Time for a Digital Bill of Rights
Democratic governments need digital tools and personal data to combat the crisis, but too much sharing can be dangerous to individuals. How can they strike the right balance?
U.N. Agencies Struggle to Carry On Remotely
Human Rights Council minutes show meetings are being dramatically cut back.
Authoritarianism in the Time of the Coronavirus
The pandemic offers dictators—and democracies alike—an opportunity for abuse.
U.N. Calls for Rolling Back Sanctions to Battle Pandemic
Secretary-General Guterres says it’s time for “solidarity not exclusion.”
Sudan Has a Window of Opportunity. The West Shouldn’t Squander It.
The country’s democratic transition is working, but without international support, it could fail.
El Salvador’s Justice System Takes on a Historic Case
Transgender rights activists say the prosecution of Camila Díaz Córdova’s death as a hate crime is an advance, although LGBTQ citizens continue to face discrimination and abuse.