When It Comes to Stopping Genocide, There’s a Will But Not a Way

We Are More Committed to Ending Mass Atrocities Than Ever Before—We Just Don’t Know How

What does genocide mean? What are its causes? And what kind of actions can be taken—in the U.S. and elsewhere—to stem this horrifying, ongoing global problem? Kal Raustiala, director of the UCLA Burkle Center for International Relations, opened a discussion about genocide, and how the world reacts to it, by posing these questions in front of a full house at the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, at a “Thinking L.A.” event co-presented by UCLA.

UCLA historian Richard G. Hovannisian, whose parents survived the genocide of Armenians that started almost exactly 100 years …

What The Americans Gets Right About Spying and Intimacy

At the End of Its Third Season, the Best Show on TV Keeps Its Friends Close and Its Enemies Very Close

With the close of its third season, The Americans, Joe Weisberg’s twisty spy drama, remains the best show on television. It’s not excellent because it’s often thrilling—though it is—but because …

A Safe Haven for (Foreign) Leakers

Ecuador's President Loves Transparency and Free Speech, So Long As They're Not In His Country

If I had been the journalist who received the hot documents from Edward Snowden telling of electronic espionage by government security agencies, I would be in a serious predicament.

I wouldn’t …