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August 24, 2021
The War on Terror Is Only Evolving
Traditionally, when a war ends, there’s at least a nod to the peace that will follow. Not so with this war.
Karen J. Greenberg
February 14, 2020
Our Forever Wars in 6 Questions
After 18-plus years of seemingly endless conflict, our government owes us answers.
August 30, 2018
Syria’s Government Is Preparing a Climactic Attack on the Last Rebel Stronghold
“People are terrified. The battle for Idlib will be soaked in blood.”
July 26, 2018
How the Neocon Plan to Destabilize Iran Will Blow Back on the United States
A destabilized Iran would make post-invasion Iraq look like Disney World by comparison.
July 19, 2018
How Government Secrecy on Torture Has Stymied the 9/11 Terror Prosecution
This case is the last front in the long-running battle over the Bush-era torture regime.
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March 16, 2018
Why Gina Haspel, the Queen of Torture, Was Able to Rise to the Top of the CIA
Obama’s decision not to pursue accountability has given Bush administration criminals golden-shield powers.
December 6, 2017
In Pakistan’s Tribal Areas, Collective Punishment Is the Law of the Land
Civilians here, who live under an outdated colonial regime, have been terrorized by US drone strikes and extremist Islamists for many years.
November 27, 2017
Saudi Arabia’s Rivalry With Iran Is Further Destabilizing the Middle East
Riyadh’s divide-and-rule strategy has yielded few successes, and it hasn’t made a dent in Iran’s regional influence.
November 27, 2017
What if This Had Happened on the Day After 9/11?
Things could have gone very, very differently.
November 6, 2017
What Russia’s Syria Intervention Tells Us About Its Interference in the US Election
Playing on ethnic and racial divisions has become a hallmark of crony-capitalist Russia.