Remember Tal

Two years ago today, Tal al-Mallouhi, a student, poet, and blogger who was detained in Damascus in late December 2009, was sentenced to five years in prison for “divulging… More

Inching Toward Accountability?

Last week's confirmation hearing for John Brennan offered a small, and not especially satisfying, exercise in public accountability. But at least some of the big questions were asked. More

A Lunar New Year in Flames

The Lunar New Year begins this weekend, but in Tibet, where 86 Tibetans have self-immolated in the last year as a last-ditch effort to be heard, celebrations will be… More

A Literary Festival in Myanmar?

The Irrawaddy Literary Festival, organized by the wife of the British ambassador to Myanmar, features an impressive lineup of foreign writers, but what’s even more exciting is the roster… More

Nasrin Sotoudeh Returns to Prison

Nasrin Sotoudeh was returned to Evin Prison late Monday night after a short, three-day furlough, her husband Reza Khandan reports. On a Facebook page dedicated to Nasrin's release, Reza… More