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The National Effort at Self-Exoneration on Torture

Published on December 11th, 2014 | by Guest

by Paul R. Pillar The nation’s current attempt at catharsis through a gargantuan report prepared by the Democratic staff of a Senate committee exhibits some familiar patterns. Most of them involve treating a government agency as if ... Read More



Iran Military Option: An Increasingly Daunting Challenge

Published on December 9th, 2014 | by Wayne White

by Wayne White Although the Obama administration appears to be currently focused on resisting calls to increase sanctions on Iran while negotiations over its nuclear program are in session, the far more dangerous “military option” is ... Read More



Making Sense of The Turkey-ISIS Mess

Published on December 9th, 2014 | by Guest

by Graham E. Fuller Among the many confusing factors swirling around the whole ISIS phenomenon is the role, or roles, of Turkey in the situation. It might be helpful to tick off some of the major ... Read More

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Jason Rezaian’s Family Speaks Out

Published on December 8th, 2014 | by Jasmin Ramsey

by Jasmin Ramsey On July 22, Jason Rezaian, an American-Iranian Washington Post reporter, was detained in Tehran by Iranian authorities along with his wife, Yeganeh Salehi, and two other people whose names have been kept private. The ... Read More

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