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These CIA Torture Victims May Finally Have a Chance at Justice
A lawsuit filed on behalf of former “black site” prisoners is now scheduled to go to trial—but in seeking restitution, the detainees have had to relive their torment.
June 22, 2017
On Writers, the Media, and the Corruptions of Power
Joel Whitney, whose book
is about the CIA’s subversion of US culture, talks about the scars left by the Cold War.
June 6, 2017
H.R. McMaster and the Blindness of American Hubris
Trump’s national-security adviser understands the limits of military triumphalism. But can he change US policy?
June 1, 2017
Will America Once Again Undermine Iran’s Pro-Democracy Movement?
Reformists won big in the recent elections, but Trump favors confrontation, which helps Iranian hard-liners.
May 31, 2017
How the CIA Tricked the World’s Best Writers
Joel Whitney talks about his book
, which exposes the agency’s corruption of American culture during the Cold War.
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April 7, 2017
What Is It With US Presidents and Tomahawk Cruise-Missile Strikes?
Typically deployed symbolically by presidents facing domestic political troubles, they rarely have significant military effect.
March 30, 2017
Why Does Devin Nunes Still Have a Job?
As the Senate Intelligence Committee opens its first hearings into Russian interference into the U.S. election, Nunes's partisan buffoonery looks worse and worse.
March 9, 2017
Foreign-Policy Elites Have No Answer For Trump
Trump won because the status quo was terrible. We can’t go back to it.
Robert L. Borosage
March 6, 2017
About Those Islamist Sleeper Cells in South America…
The Trump administration is huffing and puffing about the danger, but after 15 years and counting, the sleeper cells are still sleeping.
February 22, 2017
Are We Witnessing a Coup Operation Against the Trump White House?
Our intelligence apparatus is doing far more than stoking paranoia about the Russian bogeyman—it’s threatening democracy.