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.
Why Is America Cooperating With Militaries Running Criminal Rackets?
U.S. international security cooperation urgently needs an overhaul by Congress.
Taiwan Showed How to Prosecute an Ex-President
The trial of Chen Shui-bian strengthened democracy, despite fears of division.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Biden’s Dangerous Corruption Obsession
Rooting out graft may be good politics at home, but it won’t fix Latin America’s socioeconomic woes.
Forced Confessions Are the Propaganda of Terror
Belarus’s Lukashenko doesn’t want to be believed—he wants to be feared.
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.
Biden Jump-Starts Fight Against Kleptocracy
New memorandum puts anti-corruption efforts at the heart of national security strategy.
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.
Lukashenko’s Air Piracy Has Revitalized Belarus’s Opposition
An exhausted movement finds new support abroad.
Nigeria Is a Failed State
The first step to restoring stability and security is recognizing that the government has lost control.