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Eugene Robinson: The Drone Dilemma

Eugene Robinson: The Drone Dilemma

In our growing reliance on armed drones as instruments of war, how slippery is the slope we’re sliding on? Imagine that Vladimir Putin began using drones to kill Ukrainians who…

Omar Khadr war crimes charges lack legal basis

Omar Khadr war crimes charges lack legal basis

A previously secret Justice Department memo on CIA involvement in drone killings is casting new doubt on whether the American government had any legal basis to prosecute Canada's Omar Khadr…

The Iraq-Syria civil war challenges both the US and Iran

The Iraq-Syria civil war challenges both the US and Iran

By now it’s clear that the civil wars in Syria and Iraq are one. Both battles are complex, but as they have intensified over the past several years both have…

When the state is complicit in hate

When the state is complicit in hate

Two reports published last month document in harrowing detail the reality and impact of racist violence across Europe, as well as its intensification against a backdrop of economic turmoil and…

If Britain is to be regarded as a civilised country, torture has no place in measures to protect itself

If Britain is to be regarded as a civilised country, torture has no place in measures to protect itself

The fallout from the “war on terror” is a process seemingly without end, and not the least of its consequences is what it appears to have done for civilised standards…

Senate ‘torture report’ stuck in declassification process

Senate ‘torture report’ stuck in declassification process

The release of the long-awaited Senate Intelligence Committee report on the CIA’s use of waterboarding and other interrogation techniques _ widely denounced as torture _ is certain to take much…

Khadr takes fight for youth sentence to Alberta Appeal Court

Khadr takes fight for youth sentence to Alberta Appeal Court

Former Guantanamo Bay detainee Omar Khadr turns to Alberta’s top court Wednesday in hopes of having his eight-year prison term recognized as a youth rather than an adult sentence. While…

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

The bitter legacy of Western intervention in Afghanistan

The majority of Afghans welcomed the overthrow of the fundamentalist Taliban in 2001. Latifa Ahmady, director of the Organisation for Promoting Afghan Women’s Capabilities (OPAWC), was one those celebrating their…