The Downfall of an Angolan Dynasty
The crumbling of the dos Santos family empire reveals how Western companies allegedly enabled corruption in Africa.
Nigeria’s President Should Resign
Muhammadu Buhari has failed to provide the security and stability he promised.
In Tigray, Sexual Violence Has Become a Weapon of War
The world must step in now and call the assaults what they are: a war crime.
America and India Need a Little Flexibility at Sea
A U.S. operation targeting Indian claims has drawn unnecessary outrage.
Ethiopia Needs a Constitutional Convention
Establishing an inclusive reform process could end the country’s stalemate between unitarists and ethnonationalists.
Congress Can Do Better to Fight Weaponized Corruption
An understaffed agency vital to U.S. security desperately needs a bigger budget.
Erdogan’s Power Plays Turn to Profit Margins
The Turkish president is willing to tank the economy if it means he can quash his ideological opponents.
Where to Draw the Line in the Eastern Mediterranean
As France sends aircraft carriers to the region, all sides should look to Bangladesh and Myanmar for a solution to the border dispute.
The Aid Organization That Wasn’t
Meet the Russian-led fake human rights group implicated in an international criminal caper.
U.S. Lawyers Are Foreign Kleptocrats’ Best Friends
How the United States’ legal community became global oligarchs’ most useful enablers.
Israel’s Likud Isn’t the Party of Law and Order Anymore
In his constant quest for power, Benjamin Netanyahu is abandoning the Israeli right’s legalist traditions.
South Korean Conservatives Fueled Apologism for Japan’s Sexual Slavery
Misleading narratives about so-called “comfort women” were created in the 2000s.
Mexico Prepares to Light Up—Legally
The country is on the brink of creating the world’s largest legal cannabis market.
Biden Can Engage Southeast Asia Without Compromising U.S. Values
To counter China in the region, the United States should fight corruption and abuses while increasing investment and security cooperation.
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.