The Fourth Circuit just rendered the most definitive appellate court opinion proclaiming the illegality of torture since 9/11.
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Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky discusses his new film, Cries from Syria, and the brutal Syrian conflict—and responds to online questions.
An expert panel discusses the risks and tradeoffs of the Trump administration’s proposed military buildup and budget rebalancing away from international assistance and foreign aid.
A new documentary explores the Guatemalan army's role in atrocity crimes committed during the country's internal conflict, as seen through the eyes of former army commander Benedicto Lucas García.
Tomas van Houtryve discusses his work presented as part of Watching You, Watching Me, the 22nd edition of the Documentary Photography Project's Moving Walls exhibition.
The 22nd installation of Open Society Foundations' Moving Walls exhibition series opens in Berlin at the Museum für Fotografie.
This report describes the failures in the American security sector assistance system and sets out steps the next administration can take to improve how the U.S. government plans and executes its security-related assistance.