Does the ICC Obstruct Peace?
In Ivory Coast, the court’s blind pursuit of justice undermined reconciliation efforts.
Jordan Is Not Palestine
Reannexing the West Bank is an impractical idea that would threaten Jordan’s stability, deny Palestinians the right to self-determination, and reward Israel’s illegal settlements.
Lebanon Is Europe’s Most Urgent Challenge
A collapsing state risks creating a catastrophic refugee crisis.
Biden’s Inaction on Syria Risks Normalizing Assad—and His Crimes
The world is gradually accepting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back into the fold.
Polish Court Ruling Sets Stage for ‘Polexit’
Brussels is scrambling to stamp down a frontal challenge from a Polish court that threatens to undermine the entire European project.
Hips Don’t Lie (and Neither Do Receipts)
Latin American leaders—and pop stars—are ensnared in the Pandora Papers leak.
Only Congress Can End Washington’s Endless Wars
The war on terror is a constitutional aberration. The U.S. legislature must reclaim its war powers from an overempowered executive branch.
The Fatal Flaw in the West’s Fight Against Autocracy
The Pandora Papers reveal the critical role Western countries play in enabling autocrats.
Mario Draghi Has Unblocked Italy’s Courts but Italian Democracy Is Still Logjammed
It took a technocrat to end years of bickering over badly needed judicial reforms, but it won’t help restore Italian faith in government.
How Art Dealers, Real Estate Agents, and Hedge Funds Enable Corruption
If Biden is serious about fighting corruption, he needs to regulate 10 key white-collar professions.
Hezbollah Is Trying to Be Lebanon’s Savior
As the country’s economic desperation grows, the Shiite sectarian group is promising to provide for anyone in need.
The Kremlin’s Don’t-Get-Out-the-Vote Campaign
Russia isn’t cracking heads ahead of this weekend’s parliamentary vote—just boring people away from the polls.
America’s Money Lost the Afghan War
It’s unclear whether Washington can ever cure its addiction to enabling its allies’ corruption.
Don’t Blame the Afghans
If the United States fails to understand its mistakes, it will continue to repeat them.
Nothing but Pitch Black Darkness
Ahmed Rabbani’s journey through the U.S. dark prison system to Guantánamo.