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In Hundreds of Photos and Videos, Maidan’s Atrocities Take Shape

A trove of evidence has emerged detailing the crimes committed against Ukraine’s protesters one year ago. Now the International Criminal Court must act.

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Understanding Ukraine

Amid ongoing conflict, Ukraine’s civil society is working hard to enable reforms; support independent, accurate reporting; and help thousands of displaced people.

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Why Saudi Arabia Is on the Defensive

Threatened by hostile neighbors and collapsing oil prices, the infamously oppressive kingdom is struggling to maintain its regional dominance.

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Why Violence Is Flaring at Europe’s Border Crossings

A spate of fatal incidents at the EU’s southern border crossings reveals an increasingly aggressive approach to stopping migrants at any cost.

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Is Interpol Vulnerable to Political Abuse?

The global policing organization is a crucial instrument in the fight against crime—and sometimes, a way for corrupt officials to hunt down their critics.

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Beyond the Rios Montt Trial, Guatemala’s Search for Justice Continues

The hurdles facing the prosecution of a former military dictator on genocide charges show the complexities of coming to terms with horrific crimes of the past.