The issues that captured the world’s attention this year show the struggle to secure human rights is far from over.
The oil-exporting organization may have mustered the political will to cut production, but its disunity remains intact.
Ottawa's response to Jamal Khashoggi's murder doubles down on “human rights” rhetoric while failing to take action. It's a matter of the death of some in exchange for the livelihood of others.
President Trump says an alliance with Saudi Arabia is necessary, despite evidence the country's crown prince ordered the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
The Obama and Trump administrations have supported a military coalition that has inflicted profound and deadly damage on Yemen. A human rights scholar says the US is complicit in genocide.
The jihadi initiative remains a loose political force in Kenya. This is dangerous for a few reasons.
The influence of Saudi money and ideology may be too big to dismantle in Malaysia and Indonesia.
Khashoggi’s ruthless killing is just one example of a broader trend including the widespread detention, kidnapping, murder and extradition of dissidents and their relatives.
Will it embolden or neuter the Arab world's autocratic regimes?
The future for Saudi Arabia's crown prince is uncertain following the murder of Jamal Khashoggi, but it would be foolish to expect any successor to offer substantive change.
Expect this kind of behaviour to increase in the years to come.
Critics say Trump's defense of Saudi Arabia in the Khashoggi affair betrays American values. But many presidents have cozied up to dictators, ignoring human rights abuses to serve US interests.
Jamal Khashoggi's murder will have ramifications for the rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Turkey.
The Trump administration’s abandonment of support for democracy and civil rights abroad may be behind the sort of attacks on individual freedom that likely claimed journalist Jamal Khashoggi's life.
Trump claimed that 'we would be punishing ourselves' by using US arms sales to Saudi Arabia as a bargaining chip over the disappearance of Khashoggi. A look at the arms trade shows why he's wrong.
The disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is worsening relations between US allies Turkey and Saudi Arabia. An expert on the region believes there may be a way out.
UK and US relations with Saudi Arabia were already under serious scrutiny – even before the disappearance of a prominent Saudi journalist.
A missing Saudi journalist has put Trump's 'America First' rhetoric to the test.
Missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was no ordinary reporter. His contacts included the Royal Family as well as known terrorists.
Abortion appears to be illegal and clandestine in large parts of the Muslim world. Yet, women continue to challenge the status quo and archaic laws through their daily practices and activism.