There’s No Escape From Australia’s Refugee Gulag
One branch of Canberra's notorious offshore detention system has closed. But the men who were imprisoned there are now stranded on a remote Pacific island that doesn't want them.
How Israel Won a War but Paid a High Moral Price
A decade of targeted assassinations has pushed the boundaries of Israel's laws and military ethics — and harmed its image across the globe.
GOP Senator Presses Trump Administration Over Deadly Saudi Blockade in Yemen
Sen. Todd Young is holding up a key State Department confirmation until the White House helps ease the humanitarian catastrophe in Yemen.
The U.N. Can’t Enforce Its Sanctions on the North Korean Arms Trade
Fortunately, the United States can.
Russia’s Controversial European Gas Project Is Under Fire, Again
Environmental violations thrust Nord Stream 2 and its European partners into an awkward position.
Interpol Is Helping Enforce China’s Political Purges
Beijing is happy to take advantage of an international red notice system that is notoriously easy to abuse — and is now overseen by a former Chinese official.
A classic book revisited: Acheson’s ‘Present at the Creation’ reminds us of how our government should work
Dean Gooderham Acheson, the son of Canadian immigrants, graduate of Groton, Yale, and Harvard Law, was probably the most consequential American diplomat of the twentieth century.
South African Court Tells Government It Can’t Withdraw From the ICC
In yet another blow to South African President Jacob Zuma’s government.
Trump’s Pox Americana
The new president has sounded an unprecedented retreat for the United States from its role as a world leader.
Germany’s Oft-Forgotten Colonial Atrocities in Africa Spark New Lawsuit
A new lawsuit brings Germany's forgotten genocide in Namibia back into the spotlight
We Are All Accomplices to the Slaughter of Aleppo
Russia and Syria are guilty of bombing thousands of civilians. The rest of the world is guilty of doing nothing.
Why Russia Just Withdrew from the ICC
The ICC has had a rough year, and Russia just made things worse.
Exclusive: International Criminal Court Poised to Open Investigation into War Crimes in Afghanistan
The investigation could expose U.S. personnel to international justice inquiry for the first time.
Why Just Counting the Dead in Syria Won’t Bring Them Justice
A full tally of the war’s horrific violence requires estimates, models, and sophisticated pattern analysis to understand who’s responsible and why.
The Refugee Crisis Is Real
Which is why we so desperately need a global deal to bolster a broken system. And if the United Nations won’t do it, the United States must.
Israel Accepts a Day In Court
Why the Israeli government is taking the unprecedented step of allowing International Criminal Court officials to visit the country.
Punished U.S. Navy Officer Believes He Prevented a War With Iran
The skipper of the boats captured by Iran this year says he should be commended and not penalized for averting a potential firefight in the Persian Gulf.
What Will It Take to Keep China From Behaving Badly in the South China Sea?
Beijing was denied its maritime claims to the contested waters, but will The Hague’s ruling really make a difference?
Europeans Push Back Against Beijing in the South China Sea
China’s aggressive moves in a disputed waterway have sparked tensions with the United States. Some of Washington’s closest European allies are now entering the fray.
A Court You’ve Never Heard of Is About to Raise the Stakes in the South China Sea
An international tribunal’s decision will reorder the tense chess game over the South China Sea — and test Washington’s commitment to the Philippines.