​The West Is Ruining Democracy

Global democracy has declined every year since 2006, and it's all our fault.


Uzbekistan's Dictator Is Dead – What Happens Next?

Gods don't foresee their own demise, so the death of Islam Karimov has left a power vacuum with a range of colourful candidates.


Inside the Ridiculous Palace of a Tyrant

It's been 25 years since Nicolae Ceaușescu and his wife Elena were executed by the Romanians who despised him.


Did a North Korean Hacker Just Tell Us to Go Fuck Ourselves?

While speculation grows about who hacked Sony Pictures and published tens of gigabytes of their confidential information, a hacker from the team responsible has claimed they're North Korean and told us to go fuck ourselves.


Meet the Journalist Who Crushes War Criminals

I spoke to Allan Nairn about confronting mass murderers and ruining their political careers.


Militants and Political Slayings Are Keeping Tunisia in Revolution Limbo

Three years on, Tunisians are still not happy.


Robert Mugabe Won the Zimbabwe Elections, Again

But just like last time, not everyone's convinced he won fair and square.


Can Sacha Baron Cohen Make People Like Dictatorships?

We asked some people who'd just seen his new film.