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Category: Foreign Policy

The Anti-Torture Lobby

by WS Editors | Feb 1, 2013 | Foreign Policy, Legal Affairs

1. Amnesty International Amnesty International is engaged in a campaign to pressure President Obama to close the U.S. prison at Guantánamo. 2. National Religious Campaign Against Torture NRCAT is lobbying the White House and Congress to create an independent commission of inquiry on torture. 3. Open Society Justice Initiative The Justice Initiative has sued Romania […]

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American Torturers on Trial, But Not in the United States

by James A. Goldston | Feb 1, 2013 | Foreign Policy, National Security

Almost a decade after he was kidnapped and forcibly disappeared by Macedonian officials acting at the behest of the CIA, Khaled El-Masri has finally secured a measure of redress. After years of denial in Skopje (capital of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia), stonewalling in Berlin and silence in Washington, the European Court of Human […]

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Spies (Un)like Us

by WS Editors | Dec 1, 2012 | Books, Foreign Policy

Reviewed: Deception: The Untold Story of East-West Espionage Today by Edward Lucas (Walker & Company, 384 pp., $26.00). Communism is dead, but the threat from Russia is still very much alive—and we in the West are dangerously complacent in the face of this menace. That is the central thesis of Edward Lucas’s Deception: The Untold Story of […]

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Why Is Failed Iraq Neocon Dan Senor Dictating Romney’s Foreign Policy?

by Wayne Barrett | Oct 15, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics

The explanation for Mitt Romney’s Middle East madness is hiding in plain sight. Dan Senor has become Romney’s “lead” advisor on the region, matching one blank slate with another. Senor’s only real foreign policy experience is his 15 months in Iraq in 2003 and 2004 as “senior adviser” to Paul Bremer’s Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), the […]

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Senor 2.0 and PNAC 2.0

by WS Editors | Oct 15, 2012 | Foreign Policy, Politics

By the time Barack Obama was elected in 2008, the Project for a New American Century’s brand was a liability. The neocon organization had promoted the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In 2006, with both wars up and running, PNAC founder William Kristol left it to his deputy director Ellen Bork to turn off the […]

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