After September 11, 2001, the CIA embarked on a highly classified program of secret detention and extraordinary rendition.
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After the 9-11 attacks against the United States, the CIA conspired with dozens of governments to build a secret extraordinary rendition and detention program that spanned the globe.
A question-and-answer introduction to the new Global Principles on National Security and the Right to Information.
The European Court of Human Rights has a chance to deliver justice in relation to the CIA’s torture program, underlining the failure of institutions in the United States to do the same.
A record of human rights abuses is tarnishing the record of Kenya’s specialist anti-terrorism police, and undermining the country's efforts to combat terrorism.
Cheaper U.S. weapons, more widely available, will most likely exacerbate violence and conflict around the world.
Noted documentary photographer Robert Nickelsberg’s photographs help bring into focus the day-to-day consequences of war, poverty, oppression, and political turmoil in Afghanistan.