Best Online Commentary 2010

The three commentaries that make up this entry are unexpected and provocative. Just by choosing their subjects, the authors are commenting on otherwise overlooked issues in overlooked corners of the world. But above all, they are all gripping reads. Stephanie Giry’s account of a Cambodian war-crimes trial is a portrait of a 8-year-old killer who retains his chilling powers. Malise Ruthven’s idiosyncratic reporting on latrines in Delhi says far more about India than most political reports. And Christian Caryl really does show how “WikiLeaks changes everything.”