On March 17, the United Nations Convention on Transparency was opened for signature in Mauritius.  The Mauritius Convention, as it is known, has the potential to repair a glaring flaw in the process that allows foreign investors to institute binding arbitrations against the country in which they made the investment.  This process of investor-State dispute settlement (ISDS) is made possible by a network of approximately 3200 bilateral investment treaties (BITs), including many to which the United...

This article originally appeared in the Washington Post.

THE HAGUE — She was a redheaded rebel, the singer in the family, a trash-talking, tattooed 21-year-old wrapped up in a hip-hop dream of becoming Holland’s Eminem. Then Betsy found Allah.

After her sudden conversion to Islam last summer, Betsy — a name given by her family to protect her identity — began dressing in full Muslim robes. By January, the once-agnostic Dutch woman, raised in a home where the only sign of religion was a dusty Bible...

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