Biden’s Inaction on Syria Risks Normalizing Assad—and His Crimes
The world is gradually accepting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad back into the fold.
Nothing but Pitch Black Darkness
Ahmed Rabbani’s journey through the U.S. dark prison system to Guantánamo.
In Bosnia, Justice Delayed Is Justice Denied
The terrible truth is decades after the Bosnian War, the world has become too accustomed to war crimes.
Forced Confessions Are the Propaganda of Terror
Belarus’s Lukashenko doesn’t want to be believed—he wants to be feared.
In Tigray, Sexual Violence Has Become a Weapon of War
The world must step in now and call the assaults what they are: a war crime.
South Korean Conservatives Fueled Apologism for Japan’s Sexual Slavery
Misleading narratives about so-called “comfort women” were created in the 2000s.
The Mice Who Caught the Cat—and Rattled the Kremlin
“We Are Bellingcat” charts the rise of the digital sleuths who have used open-source investigations to foil Russia’s intelligence agencies.
Torture, Morality at Heart of Senate Hearing on Trump’s Pick to Head CIA
Gina Haspel dodges questions but appears headed toward narrow confirmation.
A Torturer to Critics, a Consummate Professional to Colleagues
Trump's CIA pick could break the agency's glass ceiling — if she can answer tough questions on interrogation methods.
Saudi Arabia Is Freeing a New Batch of Former Gitmo Detainees
And the Trump administration isn't happy.
The Next Phase in the War on Terror Is Here
But talk of Guantánamo, “extreme vetting,” and ending the Diversity Immigrant Visa Program is just a distraction from the real threat.
Top Threat Facing U.S. Is Cyber, Says Outgoing CIA Lawyer
Caroline Krass talked about cyber threats, enhanced interrogation, and future challenges for the new administration.
Guards and Detainees Alike Left in Limbo at Trump’s Guantánamo
Under orders for years to shut the prison down, commanders at Gitmo are now bracing for the new president’s “bad dudes.”
Trump Finalizes Executive Order to Put ISIS Detainees in Guantánamo
The draft directive backtracks on torture and black sites — but the shift in counterterrorism strategy carries new risks.
The Kurdish Government Is Torturing Boys
Boys as young as 11, accused of fighting for the Islamic State, are being detained and brutally tortured in prisons.
SitRep: POTUS Says Torture “Works;” DoD and CIA Chiefs Blindsided by Executive Order; Safe Zone in Syria
Secret White House Budget in the Works; North Korea Teetering; Trump’s Unsecure Phone; And Lots More
Drafts of Trump Orders on Gitmo and Interrogation Spark Fear of Return to 9/11-Era Mindset
The new president is reportedly considering moves to declare Guantanamo open for business and consider a return to “black sites” and enhanced interrogation for new detainees.
Obama Makes Last-Minute Move to Get Detainees Out of Gitmo
The Obama White House transfers its last detainees from Guantánamo in a dramatic midnight-hour move before President Trump throws away the key.