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Will Senate Hearing Finally Yield Answers on the Drone War?

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.22.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

At least some members of Congress are clearly fed up with the administration's excessive secrecy about who the American government is killing and where exactly we're at war -- as they should be.

The Coldest War: What Russia Had Better Learn From Boston About Terrorism

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

Today Russia's problem may just have become ours, but tomorrow our problem could become theirs, and if the Russians want to prevent that from happening, they need to cooperate with the U.S. and start becoming part of the solution rather than trying to sabotage global efforts for peace.

Lessons: Boston and the Human Spirit

Binta Niambi Brown | Posted 06.19.2013 | Impact
Binta Niambi Brown

I am a runner. I'm not likely to ever qualify for Boston, but as always, I will do what I can do... and when I run, will carry Boston in my heart.

After the Boston Attack: The Terrible Truth about Terrorism

Carlo Strenger | Posted 06.17.2013 | Science
Carlo Strenger

We would all like terrorism to disappear, but this is wishful thinking. There is no alternative to keeping a clear and cool mind, even in the face of the horror perpetrated by terrorist acts. If we lose our minds, terrorism wins.

Muslims and the Boston Bombing: A Statement

Ethan Casey | Posted 06.17.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

Each new incident represents both a need and a fresh opportunity to say the same things over again: We're all in it together; there is no "us" versus "them"; Muslims and Americans are not each other's enemies; the fact that terrorism is wrong does not excuse bigotry.

Early Clues in Terror Cases Can Be Tantalizing, But Also Wrong

Brian Levin, J.D. | Posted 06.16.2013 | World
Brian Levin, J.D.

While there is significant speculation about the meaning of the date and location of yesterday's horrific terror attack at the Boston marathon that killed 3 and injured over 170, physical evidence will yield some of the most important clues. One of the most important clues is a bomb's signature.

Harnessing Our Indomitable Spirit: Healing Our Emotional Hemorrhages

Carol J. Carter | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Carol J. Carter

Until we know more, we won't have a place to "put" this tragedy in our minds in either "homegrown" or "foreign extremist." Somehow, however awful homegrown is, it seems less scary than the ineffable force of "foreign extremist."

Boston Explosions Put World Cities On Alert

AP | PAISLEY DODDS | Posted 06.16.2013 | World

LONDON — With two high-profile events in the days ahead – Margaret Thatcher's funeral and the London Marathon – British officials ar...

My Nightmare Comes Home

Matt Zeller | Posted 06.16.2013 | DC
Matt Zeller

Watching the television coverage of the Boston Marathon attacks, I found myself thrown five years back to a battlefield in Afghanistan. I've spoken with numerous veterans today and all echoed the same fear -- the tactics of our enemies abroad may finally have followed us home.

This Isn't Homeland: Real Women Working in Counterterrorism

Whitney Kassel | Posted 06.11.2013 | World
Whitney Kassel

Between watching Homeland and Zero Dark Thirty, you could be forgiven for thinking our nation's defense and counterterrorism operations are run by rail thin, whip-smart blonde women and a cadre of loyal but less brilliant men.

After Years of Broken Promises, Time for Leadership on Guantanamo

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 06.10.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

More than 11 years after Shaker Aamer was first seized from Afghanistan and imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, the now 47-year-old lawful British resident ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Guantanamo Hunger Strikers Will Achieve Goals 'Or Die Trying,' Lawyer Says | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 04.24.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The dozens of Guantanamo Bay detainees refusing solid foods are “more determined than ever to achieve their goals or die trying,” a ...

More Coordination Needed to Combat Human Trafficking

Jane Mosbacher Morris | Posted 03.28.2013 | Impact
Jane Mosbacher Morris

Using an interagency working group, and with the leadership and input of civil society, the U.S. government could outline an interagency strategy to combat human trafficking.

Ryan J. Reilly

Bigmouth Congressman Spills Secret In Capture of Bin Laden Son-In-Law | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.22.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Peter King's (R-N.Y.) public thanks to Jordan this month for helping capture Osama bin Laden's son-in-law has upset a delicate U.S....

Obama Seeks Global Influence On Drones

Reuters | Posted 05.17.2013 | Politics

(Repeats with no change) By Tabassum Zakaria WASHINGTON, March 17 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama, who vastly expand...

Imagining a New Form of Power

Dominique de Villepin | Posted 05.20.2013 | World
Dominique de Villepin

It's time to imagine another form of power for our future action. It's time to invent a new responsibility. The terrible fate of Syria today is a call for action. We must get out of the deadlock between systematic use of force or powerlessness.

What Eric Holder Should Say About Drones Tomorrow

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.05.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

With bipartisan concern clear and public interest in the program growing, now is the time for the Justice Department to explain fully its legal support for the program, or risk more claims of the Obama administration's hypocrisy.

Paradoxes of Community Policing in Counterterrorism

Sahar Aziz | Posted 04.29.2013 | Crime
Sahar Aziz

Until this stereotype can be stripped away from "hard on terror" preventive counterterrorism strategies, the benefits gained in the traditional local community policing model of the 1990s are unlikely to be realized. And Muslim communities have the most to lose.

Drones: What Are We Doing to Ourselves?

Ethan Casey | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
Ethan Casey

I don't have much to say about drones that isn't being said, except that -- as my late grandmother, may she rest in peace, would have put it -- they're just plain wrong.

Joshua Hersh

Bush-Era Torture Program Spanned Over 50 Nations | Joshua Hersh | Posted 02.05.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. counterterrorism practice known as extraordinary rendition, in which suspects were quietly moved to secret prisons abroad and o...

Not Only Does 9/11 Trial Have a Censor, But No One Can Know Who It Is (UPDATED)

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

A military commission judge's attempt to explain this morning why the 9/11 pre-trial hearing being held at Guantanamo Bay was briefly blacked out from observers yesterday has only caused more confusion.

Secrecy Continues to Dominate 9/11 Hearings

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.30.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

It was another chaotic day at the Guantanamo military commissions. When Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's lawyer started talking this afternoon about his request for information pertaining to his client's case, someone -- it's not clear who -- hit the censor button.

Top 5 Reasons to Preserve the CIA Black Sites

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.27.2013 | Politics
Daphne Eviatar

Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his four co-conspirators have asked the government to preserve the notorious "black sites" where U.S. agents tortured detainees after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. Here are five good reasons the government should do so.

Military Commission Won't Say Whether US Constitution Applies to 9/11 Case (Updated)

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.17.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

In an opinion not yet publicly released by the Office of Military Commissions, the judge presiding over the trial of the five co-defendants accused of masterminding the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks has said he won't decide whether the U.S. Constitution applies to the case.

A Short Film, a Powerful Argument for Closing Guantanamo Now

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 03.13.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Following home to Yemen the corpse of Adnan Latif, a Guantanamo prisoner cleared for release three separate times by the Defense Department but still held indefinitely, Laura Poitras' short film reminds us that we are all responsible for this ongoing tragedy.