Foreign Policy

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Fear This Man

David Vincenzetti says his company, which sells spyware to world’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies, is helping to thwart terrorism. Others say it’s a danger to citizens, dissidents, and journalists alike.

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The Untouchables

A brazen land grab in Zimbabwe and why it’s getting harder to stop multinational corporations.

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Making a Murderer in Uganda

Kidnapped by rebels when he was 9, Dominic Ongwen grew up to command fighters who slaughtered, raped, and pillaged. Is he guilty of heinous crimes or was he a hostage the whole time?

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"Close Your Eyes and Pretend to Be Dead"

Inside the Nairobi Westgate Mall massacre.

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The Cops That Would Save a Country

Creating a new, clean police force in the Ukraine.

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The New Abolitionists

The anti-human trafficking stings conducted by Operation Underground Railroad are flashy, exciting, camera-ready. Whether or not they truly help victims is another question.

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Steamrolled

One of Europe’s poorest countries wanted a road, so U.S. mega-contractor Bechtel sold it a $1.3 billion highway, with the backing of a powerful American ambassador. Funny thing is, the highway is barely being used—and the ambassador is now working for Bechtel.

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The Social Laboratory

On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.

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'On Va Tuer Les Demons' ('We Will Kill the Demons')

On children accused of sorcery in Congo.

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The Disappeared

On the increasingly dangerous situation for journalists in Syria.

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Our Man in Africa

Decades later, U.S.-backed dictator Hissène Habré faces justice.

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Vanished

Seventeen-year-old Israel Arenas Durán disappeared after being arrested near his home in Nuevo León. He is one of more than 25,000 who have gone missing in Mexico since 2006.