Julian Assange’s Legal Trouble, Explained
The WikiLeaks founder is in British custody and faces extradition to the United States.
The Mueller Report Is a Test for the United States
As the world looks on, it’s up to Washington to demonstrate the strength of its institutions.
Astana Tries to Silence China Critics
Head of watchdog organization detained for work on Xinjiang camps.
All the Legal Trouble in Trumpworld
Robert Mueller has finished his investigation, but that may be the least of the U.S. president’s worries.
El Salvador Kills Women as the U.S. Shrugs
Washington helped start an epidemic of violence against women in Central America. Now it’s washing its hands of the problem.
Will Israelis Say Bye-Bye to Bibi?
The Israeli leader faces possible corruption charges weeks before a key election.
The U.N. Hates Hate Speech More Than It Loves Free Speech
The U.N. Secretary General is going soft on one of the most fundamental human rights.
The Maybot and the Marxist
A stubborn prime minister and an intransigent opposition leader have brought British politics to a standstill. Parliament is poised to seize control of the Brexit process, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a referendum rerun.
Brazil’s judiciary will be a major check on the country’s far-right president-elect.
Last Call for Hong Kong’s Rule of Law
Trying protest leaders fairly would show the city still has a fair justice system.
The Prophet Mohammed Doesn’t Need Courts to Protect Him
European courts are trying to support Muslims—but will only stoke Islamophobia.
The War Over War Powers Heats Up in Congress
A top Middle East diplomat’s confirmation has been blocked in the Senate as new Syria strikes loom.
In India, Still Unfurling the Rainbow Flag
New Delhi may have decriminalized homosexuality on the books. Now it needs to destigmatize it in people’s minds.
Sex Is India’s Last Colonial Burden
India’s Supreme Court is finally ditching antiquated laws on gay sex.
Macron’s Fake News Solution Is a Problem
A new French law aims to separate truth from fiction, but it will mostly just give the government more control over the media.
Who Can Challenge the No-Fly List?
A prominent Pakistani doctor suspects he is on the no-fly list. He’s demanding the right to find out why.
Only the Law Can Stop Duterte’s Murderous War on Drugs
Local lawyers are fighting to hold the Philippine government accountable. To win, they need international human rights groups to give them more help.
Is a Court Case in Texas the First Prosecution of a ‘Black Identity Extremist’?
The FBI is looking for terrorists. Civil rights advocates say it is targeting people engaged in free speech.