The summary of the U.S. Senate's huge investigation on post-9/11 CIA torture is as devastating as was expected since the first leaks back in April. Fundamentally, it states that the intelligence agency's methods were as widespread as they were brutal, that they were ineffective in obtaining substantial information in [Read more]
The revelation of the use of torture in interrogations and prisons clearly is a violation of human rights and will deal a heavy blow to America’s reputation as a human rights defender.
The US refusal to sell arms and equipments to the Nigeria military should not be much of a problem; instead it offers the challenge for Nigeria to re-strategise for the future development of our military.
Today, it is not only Eric Garner but the entire 'colored' community in the States that is choking. It is unable to breathe normally.
In announcing a pause in deportations that would benefit 5 million unauthorized immigrants, the president is setting a trap for Republicans: They can neither block his orders nor condemn them too loudly, at the risk of antagonizing the Latino electorate.
With the Sino-U.S. Nov. 12 agreement on climate change, for the first time, the U.S. declared it would reduce its 2025 greenhouse gas emissions to 26-28 percent below 2005 levels, and pledged to lower carbon emissions to 17 percent below 2005 levels. As for China, it formally declared that "around" 2030 it would stop [Read more]
The US believes unreservedly in American exceptionalism and its foreign policy is inspired by the commitment to promote democracy in every country in the world.
America used to review the past and try to make amends for its wrongdoings. It has made a lot of progress but the reality is that great problems remain. Racial discrimination is one of them.
If the U.S. finally opens its eyes, we too must open ours.