The Mice Who Caught the Cat—and Rattled the Kremlin
“We Are Bellingcat” charts the rise of the digital sleuths who have used open-source investigations to foil Russia’s intelligence agencies.
The World Must Regulate Tech Before It’s Too Late
We urgently need a global ethical consensus on how far technological advances can go.
Ukraine’s Debt Problem Spells Trouble
If the government continues to pile up debt without necessary reforms, it will set its economy on the road to ruin.
Is Jacob Zuma Headed for Jail?
South Africa’s former president failed to show up at a corruption inquiry. The country’s Constitutional Court is now deciding whether he should be arrested.
The Pandemic Is Putting Gangsters in Power
As states struggle, organized crime is rising to new prominence.
Colombia’s Peace Court Charges Former Guerrilla Leaders
The response will indicate the future of the country’s fragile detente.
Put Racial Justice at Center of the Biden-Harris Transition Plan
The new administration doesn’t have to reinvent the wheel—it can learn from South Africa’s experience with transitional justice.
Report: Corruption in U.S. at Worst Levels in Almost a Decade
Corruption runs rampant in most countries, and that has big impacts on things like health care.
Israel’s Arabs May Help Netanyahu Avoid Trump’s Miserable Fate
Netanyahu is courting Arab voters in a bid to win the election, curry favor with Biden, save the Abraham Accords, and stay out of prison.
Foreign Policy Begins at Home
The best way for Biden and Harris to build better partnerships abroad is to get America’s own house in order—and that begins with human rights.
Biden Can’t Fight Corruption Without Help From Europe
To stop drug traffickers, criminals, and kleptocrats from laundering their loot, the United States and EU must join forces.
‘This Is Not Who We Are’ Is a Great American Myth
The crisis at the U.S. Capitol shows that Americans lack a shared understanding of their political past and present. Transitional justice can help.
Should Trump Be Prosecuted?
History shows that holding former leaders to account pays off—if it’s done in the right way.
Checking In on Mexico’s Feminist Foreign Policy
Almost one year in, an ambitious set of norms has had mixed results.
What Does the Future of America’s Nuclear Briefcase Look Like?
Biden’s nuclear weapons policies will likely maintain a bipartisan status quo.
Why Biden Needs to Confront Corruption
If the U.S. president-elect is serious about restoring the rule of law and democracy, he needs to first tackle the global menace of graft.
Drug Cartels Are All Over Instagram, Facebook, and TikTok
Latin American criminal gangs have embraced social media and messaging platforms to spread narco culture and sell drugs.
Legalization Advocates Hope to End Mexico’s Drug War
Threats, violence, and clampdowns have failed. Can decriminalization work?
Germany Could Have Delivered Justice for Civilian Drone Strike Victims. It Failed.
Missiles remotely fired with the assistance of a U.S. base on German soil killed my family in Yemen, but neither German nor U.S. courts are willing to hold anyone accountable.