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May 09, 2014
By Shawn Gaylord “Better to be a dictator than gay.” That was Alexander Lukashenko, the leader of Belarus, responding in 2012 to Guido Westerwelle, Germany’s openly gay foreign minister, who had...
May 08, 2014
By Sonni Efron As Europe marks the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I, the war that destroyed Old Europe, far-right parties are gaining ground across New Europe. Most of the far-...
April 11, 2014
This is an opinion piece by Eric T. Fair in the Washington Post Read more Seven years ago, I wrote op-ed in this newspaper about my role conducting abusive interrogations in places like Abu...
April 04, 2014
By Mahdi Abu Deeb JAU, Bahrain — The opening day of the prestigious Formula 1 race in Bahrain — April 6, 2014 — is an important day for my country: the government gets the chance to show the world...
April 03, 2014
By Raha Wala The Senate intelligence committee will finally take a vote today that promises to end the debate on torture once and for all. For years now, pundits and torture proponents have been...
April 02, 2014
By Eleanor Acer, Refugee Protection When I met with Syrian refugees in Jordan and Turkey a few months ago, many were already struggling with the realization that they would not be able...
March 27, 2014
Op-ed by Former Navy General Counsel Alberto Mora An unprecedented public feud has broken out between Senator Dianne Feinstein, chairwoman of the Senate intelligence committee and a strong...
March 25, 2014
Op-ed by Daphne Eviatar.  The government’s charges against Osama bin Laden’s son-in-law looked pretty thin. Washington was basically claiming that the Kuwaiti imam had made a...
March 21, 2014
In 2006, a woman and her three children fled from Iraq to Syria to escape persecution. When United Nations officials in Syria informed her that the U.S. government would resettle her in Houston, she...
March 05, 2014
Amidst ongoing controversy about the Administration’s domestic surveillance policies, there are new revelations that the CIA has been spying not on terrorists or foreign powers, but on…wait...

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