How Old Courts Derail New Democracies
For the nations in Russia’s orbit, holdouts in the judicial system are an Achilles’ heel.
Brazil’s Car Wash Investigation Faces New Pressures
Five years in, the mammoth corruption probe, beset by scandal, shows no signs of slowing down.
Iraq Brings the Islamic State to Justice
The country’s trials have been brutally efficient, but will the U.N. deem them fair?
Chinese Media Targeted in Foreign Agent Crackdown
CCTV’s U.S. arm agrees to register as an agent of the Chinese government.
Truth First, Reconciliation Later
After decades of dictatorship, Gambia has launched a truth commission. But in a country where some victims were also perpetrators, delivering justice to all won’t be easy.
Honduran Activist’s Murder Trial Addresses Symptoms, Not Causes, of Violence
Seven men were convicted in the 2016 killing of environmental activist Berta Cáceres, but real accountability—and remedies for the corruption and insecurity plaguing Honduras—lag far behind.
Iraq Is Tempting Fate by Punishing Women
The country isn't just flouting international law by collectively punishing the wives of Islamic State fighters—it's inviting a return to war.
Trump Launched Campaign to Discredit Potential FBI Witnesses
The president targeted three bureau officials who could provide key testimony in the Mueller probe.
Last Week Was a Degrading Embarrassment. And a Microcosm of Trump.
It was a Category 5 blizzard of ignorance, crudeness, and recklessness.
America Is Heading for an Unprecedented Constitutional Crisis
The Republican Party is ready to serve as an accomplice to obstruction of justice.
Turkish Gold Dealer Pleads Guilty in Politically Explosive Sanctions Trial
Reza Zarrab may reveal a sprawling bribery scheme touching the highest levels of the Turkish government.
Is a Deal in the Works for Turkish Businessman Implicated in Iran Sanctions Case?
With jury selection scheduled for Monday, Reza Zarrab is MIA.
I Spent 5 Hours With Jeff Sessions So You Didn’t Have To
Hillary Clinton doesn’t have to worry about a special prosecutor, and three other takeaways from the Attorney General’s latest Congressional testimony.
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.
The Party’s Over for Washington’s Foreign Lobbyists
Paul Manafort's arrest was a sign that the Justice Department knows it's been too lax on foreign agents.
Robert Mueller’s Opening Salvo Is a Show of Strength
A quick and dirty analysis on the Manafort and Papadopoulos cases.
Icelandic Government Collapses Amid Pedophilia Scandal
The Icelandic prime minister’s links to a convicted rapist have once again put the democracy’s accountability to the test.
Mueller Is Right to Follow the Money
Ignoring financial evidence would severely hamstring most federal criminal investigations.
The U.S. Is in Denial About the Civilians It’s Killing in Syria
The commanding general in the war against the Islamic State is ignoring mounting evidence that the coalition campaign has killed hundreds of innocents.