Line of people wearing protective suits spraying city street (© Ahn Young-joon/AP Images)

Open communication key during public health crises

South Korea and the United States have kept their citizens informed of the coronavirus outbreak while China's regime withheld vital information.
Two people surrounded by scientific equipment, papers and a chalkboard (© Bill Denison/Drew University/Getty Images)

How the U.S. protects academic freedom

Academic freedom — the ability to study, learn, collaborate and publish freely — is essential to research and innovation, and it must be protected.
Airplane in the sky (© Ahmad Halabisaz/Xinhua/Getty Images)

Amid COVID-19, Iranian regime continued flights to China

Flights from China to Iran continued even as coronavirus spread. See how Iran's regime prioritized its partnership with China over its people's safety.
Graphic about steps universities take to protect sensitive research (AAU)

How universities protect sensitive research [infographic]

Universities around the world are taking steps to protect their sensitive research from attempts by the Chinese Communist Party or others to steal it.
A police officer and pedestrians wearing masks on a street (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iran faulted for regime’s coronavirus response

Iran's regime is downplaying the nation's coronavirus outbreak. See how the regime's botched response is allowing the disease to spread.
Illustration of ammunition belt holding bullets, with rolled currency in one pocket in place of a bullet (State Dept./D. Thompson)

Iran’s regime a threat to international financial system, group says

An international watchdog calls Iran's regime "high-risk" for terrorist financing. See how Iran's leaders flout international norms.
Woman in chador holding documents at an office (© Ebrahim Noroozi/AP Images)

Iranian president begs voters to be regime’s ‘savior’

Iran's leaders know that their government is failing. See what the regime is asking its people to do in parliamentary elections scheduled for February 21.
Airplanes sitting on tarmac viewed from distance (© Marco Bello/Reuters)

U.S. sanctions Russian oil company, Venezuelan state airline

The U.S. is taking action against the rampant corruption of Maduro and his cronies by targeting Russian oil company Rosneft and Venezuelan airline Conviasa.
Wrists tied with rope (© Shutterstock)

Fighting for justice in authoritarian regimes

As the world marks Social Justice Day on February 20, here's a look at injustices that regimes in China, Iran and Venezuela inflict on their own people.