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A picture of the Belarusian exile Vitaly Shishov is held by an activist

The Belarusian Diaspora Is Terrified as Lukashenko’s Killings Spiral

The death of Vitaly Shishov shows Minsk is willing to strike beyond its own borders.

A street artist paints a mural about corruption and COVID-19 in the Honduran capital, Tegucigalpa, on July 7, 2020.

Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?

U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.

Taiwan's former President Chen Shui-bian arrives at the High Court in Taipei on July 19, 2010.

Taiwan Showed How to Prosecute an Ex-President

The trial of Chen Shui-bian strengthened democracy, despite fears of division.

A protest against continued Chinese intrusions in Philippine waters

After 25 Years, There’s Still No South China Sea Code of Conduct

China’s reluctance has stifled diplomatic efforts—but they haven’t been futile.

Sens. Bernie Sanders, Mike Lee, and Chris Murphy speak on war powers legislation on Capitol Hill.

Lawmakers Gear Up to Wrest Back War Powers From the White House

They say the effort seeks to reverse decades of encroachment by the executive branch.

Family members mourn assassinated Prime Minister Rafik Hariri

In Lebanon, the Wheels of Justice Do Not Grind

The Hariri tribunal hasn’t led to a single arrest. Biden should let it expire and help Lebanon in better ways.

A group of people protest  outside the United Arab Emirates' embassy calling for the speedy extradition of the Guptas on June 10, in Pretoria, South Africa.

South Africa Needs the UAE’s Help to Fight Corruption

The Emirati government should extradite the Gupta brothers. Sheltering them risks damaging its diplomatic and financial reputation.

Travelers take out their passports before checking in at San Diego International Airport January 8, 2006 in San Diego, California.

Oligarchs’ Favorite U.S. Visa Might Not Last

Calls are growing louder to fix the “golden visa” program that has flooded the United States with dubious foreign money.

Former Bosnian Serb military chief Ratko Mladic awaits the final verdict on the appeal against his genocide conviction over the 1995 Srebrenica massacre at a tribunal in The Hague, Netherlands, on June 8.

In Bosnia, Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied

The terrible truth is decades after the Bosnian War, the world has become too accustomed to war crimes.

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez

Spain’s Prime Minister Can’t Win When It Comes to Catalonia

Pedro Sánchez’s pardons represent a balanced response to a divisive issue—but both sides have denounced him.

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Zuma’s Arrest Is a Victory for the Rule of Law in South Africa

By imprisoning a former president, the country has set an example for constitutional democracies across the world.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris speaks as Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei looks on during a press conference at the Palacio Nacional de la Cultura in Guatemala City on June 7.

Biden’s Dangerous Corruption Obsession

Rooting out graft may be good politics at home, but it won’t fix Latin America’s socioeconomic woes.

Protesters hold photos of detained Belarusian journalists

Forced Confessions Are the Propaganda of Terror

Belarus’s Lukashenko doesn’t want to be believed—he wants to be feared.

An Iranian warship nears the Strait of Hormuz.

Why the United States Can’t Touch Iran’s Atlantic-Bound Warships

International law blocks direct action on sovereign vessels even if they’re violating U.S. sanctions.

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the First State Democratic Dinner.

Biden Jump-Starts Fight Against Kleptocracy

New memorandum puts anti-corruption efforts at the heart of national security strategy.

Workers take down the LeBron James banner.

The U.S. Midwest Is Foreign Oligarchs’ New Playground

Forget Manhattan or Monaco; it’s cities like Cleveland that are now attracting ill-gotten money from abroad.

A man throws a tire into a bonfire on the Kaduna-Abuja highway during a protest against kidnapping and killing in Gauraka, Nigeria, on May 24.

Nigeria Is a Failed State

The first step to restoring stability and security is recognizing that the government has lost control.

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