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.
On Singapore’s attempt to create a more harmonious society using mass surveillance and data analysis.
On children accused of sorcery in Congo.
On the increasingly dangerous situation for journalists in Syria.
Decades later, U.S.-backed dictator Hissène Habré faces justice.
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.
A technical explanation of the real program to sabotage Iran’s nuclear facilities.
President Bush’s strange friendship with Vladimir Putin.
How Russia consistently undermines the U.N. in order to keep a multi-billion dollar monopoly on the sales of helicopters and airplanes.
On Hezbollah leader Imad Mughniyeh, “the world’s most wanted terrorist not named Osama bin Laden,” whose death five years ago remains a mystery.
Elegy for Aleppo.