Trump: ‘I’d bring back a hell of a lot worse than waterboarding.’
Donald Trump says he supports torture. Can political leaders change his mind?
Donald Trump continues to downplay any alleged role of Russia in the recent US election.
The president-elect's dismissal of the CIA's findings indicates a worrying attitude to intelligence.
Sen. Jeff Sessions listens as then-Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks, October 2016.
AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File
In 1981, many criticized Ronald Reagan's nominee to head human rights initiatives in the State Department. Here is how activists mobilized to ensure the nomination was rejected.
Do these tumultuous times also mean the end of Bond as we know it?
UN secretary-general Dag Hammarskjold lands in Israel.
Attempts to outlaw the practice have proven difficult, thanks to a tendency on the part of leaders to skirt around the rules.
For art to imitate life is understandable, but politics inspired by films can be a recipe for disaster.
Former Chadian dictator Hissène Habré at his trial in Senegal for crimes against humanity.
The trial of Chad's former dictator could provide a template for prosecutions of other African despots. Its success could be seen as a victory for African justice over international approaches.
Yemenis have lived under the shadow of drones for years.
The US has been mounting semi-secret drone strikes in Yemen for years – and it seems the UK has been deeply involved.
James Bond may be pro-Snowden but Carrie Mathison’s lot aren’t so sure.
The battle for public opinion over whether Edward Snowden was right might just be won out, not in the press or the US Congress, but in fiction.
The Tribute in Light is seen on the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center. 9/11 was the beginning of major changes in the intelligence community.
The tactics used by America's current and potential future enemies are constantly changing. Higher education can help by producing graduates able to work in intelligence communities.
A US Army soldier closes the gate at maximum security prison Camp Delta at Guantanamo Naval Base August 25 2004 in Guantanamo, Cuba.
The American Psychological Association's collusion in one the most egregious ethical lapses in our nation's history is unconscionable.
“We cannot again allow history to be forgotten”
At the end of a long and challenging week, the famous aphorism, “we have met the enemy and he is us” readily comes to mind. The issuance of the long awaited Senate “torture report” has set off a debate…
New norms for what goes on inside this room.
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The release of the US Senate Select Committee on Intelligence report on the CIA’s detention and interrogation program documents the use of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques (EITs) against terrorism…
Drone strikes may be slowing in Pakistan, but the damage has already been done.
The US’s program of drone strikes in Pakistan has, according to recent reports, slowed down considerably. But while this will encourage various observers, and while the Obama administration earned some…
A child is vaccinated against polio during a three-day nationwide campaign to eradicate polio, in Karachi, Pakistan, May 2014.
The US government has told a group of local health educators that it will no longer use immunisation programs as a cover for espionage. But the damage from previous such programs is difficult to undo…
The CIA and the congressional committees charged with overseeing it are fighting again. With a report on the agency’s post-9/11 interrogation practices still not forthcoming, senate intelligence committee…
President Barack Obama officially nominates Chuck Hagel as Secretary for Defence.
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Battle is being joined in Washington, where President Barack Obama, has nominated a former Republican senator, Chuck Hagel of Nebraska, to be the next Secretary of Defense. He has also nominated John Brennan…