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March 11, 2021
Parenting in Exile From Egypt: The Choices I Made for My Daughters
Even though I know what the dictatorship would do to me if I returned to Egypt, I am consumed with guilt for abandoning my family.
March 10, 2020
Family Separation Is Torture, According to Physicians for Human Rights
According to a new report by PHR, the Trump administration’s treatment of asylum seekers “constitutes cruel, inhuman, and degrading treatment.”
February 19, 2020
How Much Cruelty Can Trump Get Away With? Ask Obama.
After one administration turns a blind eye to torture, we can expect little repercussions for throwing children in cages.
January 24, 2020
The United States Is More Vulnerable Than Ever to Deadly Diseases
In a bout of bipartisan neglect, Washington has cut billions from our public-health infrastructure over the past decade.
January 22, 2020
We’re Still Living In Guantánamo’s Shadow
The detention camp has helped enshrine indefinite detention, secrecy, and rogue justice in American life.
Karen J. Greenberg
Joshua L. Dratel
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January 3, 2020
Trump Will Claim Credit for a Robust Economy. This Is How We Fight Back.
The most prosperous regions are controlled by Democrats and are benefiting because of Democratic policies, while Trumplandia is lagging.
August 13, 2019
India’s Constitutional Coup in Kashmir Is Sowing the Seeds of Renewed Rebellion
Among Kashmiri Muslims, India is a foreign country and a hostile enemy. The latest decrees have provoked sorrow, despair, and anger.
June 7, 2019
The War Crimes Trump Can’t Pardon
The president is considering pardons for military members accused of war crimes, but the officials responsible for our disastrous wars already have free passes.
May 30, 2019
How One Man Survived Syria’s Gulag
Like thousands of others, Omar Alshogre was repeatedly tortured in Bashar al-Assad’s prisons—but unlike so many, he got out. Now he’s telling the world about the regime’s industrial-scale brutality.
April 17, 2019
What Have We Learned, 25 Years After the Rwandan Genocide?
The international system is still structured to protect perpetrators. It’s time we adopt a prevention-focused policy.