The global gag on free speech is tightening
In both democracies and dictatorships, it is getting harder to speak up
How to curb the trade in endangered species
A triennial summit in Geneva has little progress to celebrate
Are Western democracies becoming ungovernable?
Politicians sometimes say so, but mean different things in different countries
Parliaments get facelifts; but it is politics that really needs one
Renovations give parliamentarians an opportunity to shore up democracy. Will they take it?
Space law is inadequate for the boom in human activity there
The law has big gaps. Who is liable for space debris? And is space mining even legal?