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The Open Society Foundations seek to investigate and combat human rights violations linked to national security and counterterrorism operations around the world. In the United States, we support work to promote national security policies that respect human rights, civil liberties, and the rule of law.
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.
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.
The White House, Pentagon, State Department, and Congress have all supported increased assistance to foreign military forces as a key component of U.S. strategy, including for counterterrorism. Is it working?
The U.S. has secretly been using drones to conduct targeted killings in Yemen since 2002. Using on-the-ground research, this report details civilian casualties caused by nine such attacks, carried out between 2012 and 2014.
Courageous on-the-ground researchers give the world a look at the reality of a counterterrorism strategy that some in the U.S. government would argue is a model program.
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence voted to release a long-awaited report on the CIA’s interrogation and detention program on April 3, 2014. Here are three stories in the report that the media missed.