Remaking Bagram: The Creation of an Afghan Internment Regime and the Divide over U.S. Detention Power
This report by the Open Society Foundations highlights concerns about the transition of the U.S. detention facility in Bagram, Afghanistan, from U.S. to Afghan control. Remaking Bagram exposes a deep divide between U.S. and Afghan officials on the eve of the planned handover that puts U.S. intentions to maintain detention authority in Afghanistan against the Afghan government’s insistence that Afghans can no longer be detained by the United States on “Afghan soil.” Remaking Bagram, which was released on September 6, also highlights the Afghan government’s efforts to take custody of detainees held by the United States by creating an Afghan internment regime that would detain individuals without trial. Many Afghan legal experts call this new system unconstitutional and have expressed fears that it is susceptible to abuse.
Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul
The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.
The Enduring Toll of Civilian Harm
The United States discovered the true costs that civilian casualties had on its efforts in Afghanistan. It shouldn’t have to learn those lessons again.
You Can’t Bomb Your Way to Peace
A new series of reports shows the futility of using direct force to pursue global stability.