The Senate Report on CIA Torture: “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly”

by Robert E. Hunter Finally, someone in the US government has followed through on President Barack Obama’s judgment that CIA-conducted and “-outsourced” torture—let’s call it by its common name—is “not who we are” as a nation.  Finally, the Senate Select… Continue Reading  

Will Steny Hoyer Kill Deal? Will Mandela Help Sustain It?

by Jim Lobe It’s possible — although still not probable — that my assessment earlier this week that the Geneva accord was out of the Congressional woods for this year may have been premature. It appears that Democratic Minority Whip… Continue Reading  

Positive Signals Between Iran and U.S. Intensifying

by Jim Lobe via IPS News Within days of the inauguration of Hassan Rouhani as Iran’s new president, both Tehran and Washington appear to be sending positive signals to each other. The latest came Monday in a flurry of reports… Continue Reading