A new online tool makes it easier (but no less unsettling) to see where American military aid goes around the world. We should use it to promote informed debate.
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European members of parliament have called on the United States to give Edward Snowden a chance to defend his disclosures as being in the public interest.
Patrick Ball of the Human Rights Data Analysis Group presents real-world cases of how accurately understanding patterns of violence is increasingly important to advancing rights and justice.
Scott Horton discusses his new book, Lords of Secrecy, which explores national security debates including the turn to private security contractors, sweeping surveillance methods, and the use of robotic weapons such as drones.
Open Society grantees discuss the context of racially charged troubles in Ferguson, Missouri, and current prospects for change.
A coalition of unlikely allies is forming to oppose the free flow of dark money in political campaigns.
The United States and Pakistan could be doing more to provide redress and compensation for civilian harm from U.S. drone strikes.