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Middle East, North Africa & Southwest Asia

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Mourning Orlando’s Loss from Kabul

June 13, 2016 | Shaharzad Akbar

The situations in Afghanistan and the United States are very different, but the emotions are universal.

Accountability on Drones Continues to Fall Short

August 12, 2015 | Richard Weir

The United States must hold itself accountable for all civilians killed or injured in drone strikes, not just U.S. citizens or other Westerners.

What Latest Attacks Mean for Afghanistan’s Path to Peace

August 11, 2015 | Shaharzad Akbar

After the deadliest attacks on Kabul in years, civil society is helping to turn anger and despair into hope and resilience.

The Human Cost of Secret U.S. Drone Strikes in Yemen

April 13, 2015 | Amrit Singh, Jonathan Horowitz

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.

Case Watch: A Court in Pakistan Addresses U.S. Drone Attacks

May 28, 2013 | Jonathan Horowitz, Christopher Rogers

The Peshawar High Court has ruled that U.S. drone attacks on Pakistani territory are illegal, but without delivering solid supporting legal arguments.

News Digest: Hundreds of Websites Blocked in India

August 24, 2012 | Becky Hogge

Weekly news digest produced by the Information Program. This week’s top story is about the Indian government’s decision to block hundreds of websites for fear they are inciting racial hatred.

Statelessness at the UN: Reaffirming the Right to Nationality

July 5, 2012 | Sebastian Kohn, Katrine Thomasen

After nearly two years of advocacy by the Open Society Justice Initiative, the UN Human Rights Council moved to address the plight of millions of stateless people—including some five million children.

Karzai’s Bid for a Dictatorial Detention Law

May 14, 2012 | Christopher Rogers
The agreement to hand over Bagram prison is leading to a dramatic and dangerous expansion of detention power in Afghanistan—and a potentially disastrous legacy for the United States.

Bagram Prison Inmates Deserve Clear Answers About Their Fates

April 30, 2012 | Christopher Rogers, Sarah Belal
The U.S. will turn over the political prisoners in Bagram prison to Afghanistan sometime in the next six months, but so far there are no clear answers about what happens to those prisoners, especially citizens of Pakistan.

The “Willy-Nilly” Drone Doctrine

March 1, 2012 | Erica Gaston, Christopher Rogers

The Obama Administration's closeted response to serious public concerns about its drone program does not befit its stated democratic values.