Don’t Let Cuba’s Protest Momentum Evaporate
U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration should listen to activists on the ground.
The Pandemic’s Legacy Will Spur New Protests in Latin America
Increased economic inequality has only added to widespread discontent.
U.S. Quietly Gives Up on South Sudan War Crimes Court
Six years after Washington gave $5 million to set up a war crimes court, nothing has happened.
It’s Time for Biden to Get Tough on Sisi
Washington should refuse a security waiver and block $300 million in military assistance to Egypt until Cairo cleans up its act on human rights.
Succession in South Sudan
America’s greatest success story in Africa has degenerated into its biggest failure.
How Sisi Beat Biden’s Human Rights Policy
Egypt is again proving useful to the United States—for now.
Chile Offers a Blueprint for Effectively Channeling Outrage
Too many Latin American countries are stuck in a cycle of protest and reaction.
Biden to Prod Putin on Syria Relief
Russia’s blockage of aid deliveries threatens to make Syria’s humanitarian disaster the worst it’s been since the war began.
People Want Free Speech—for Themselves
In a new global survey, respondents overwhelmingly supported freedom of expression—for anyone they agree with.
Defiant Belarus Snubs U.S. Ambassador
As relations between the West and Belarus crash, the U.S. envoy is barred from entering the country.
Chinese Women Have Already Voted Against Beijing’s Natalist Hopes
Government efforts to force the birth rate up are met with stubborn resistance.
Myanmar Pressure Campaign Stalls at the United Nations
The military regime’s neighbors resist sanctions, fearing it would divide regional powers.
Gay Reparations Are Past Due
The United States lags behind many other countries in making up for its abusive past. Here’s why—and how to fix it.
Kremlin-Backed Hackers Target U.S. Aid Agency Before Biden-Putin Summit
Email phishing attacks aren’t unusual, but the new breach shows Russia isn’t letting up.
Can Biden Do Anything About Belarus?
Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko’s brazen air piracy and increasing closeness to the Kremlin demand a response, but Washington’s next move isn’t obvious.
Blinken Authorizes U.S. Embassies Worldwide to Display BLM Flags
A new directive comes while the United States commemorates the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder.
Belarus ‘Hijacking’ Opens New Playbook for Autocrats
Snatching a dissident off a European Union-flagged carrier headed to another EU country opens a dangerous door.
Russia’s Surveillance State Struggles to Wean Itself Off the West
Moscow’s facial recognition networks are quietly reliant on U.S. components—a headache for companies and policymakers alike.
Biden Administration Plans Visa Restrictions on Ethiopian Officials Over Tigray
Imposing visa restrictions on officials signals the start of a major U.S. policy shift.