It is hard not to wonder if the U.S. president is playing directly into the hands of authoritarian regimes by intimidating judges and prosecutors committed to holding countries accountable for war crimes.
They flew me in shackles from Karachi to the “dark prison” in Kabul, and abused me in unspeakable ways for 540 days and nights.
Pompeo said that Abrams is a realistic thinker with long experience in human rights. A lot of people in Latin America shuddered.
Ultimately, if the present course is maintained, it risks the United States — especially under a President Trump — taking unilateral action that would undermine and render obsolete the entirety of international relations.
In televised debates, the Republican Party's main presidential candidates have indulged in a strange competition: Who will promise to commit the most war crimes once he is elected. As of now, they are committed to "grow Guantanamo" (Marco Rubio), submit prisoners to waterboarding (Ted Cruz) or "even worse" (Donald [Read more]
There are a thousand and one windows into memory and the preservation of those full of pain, and agony does not fade away. For Iraqi society, memory abounds with events of American heroes, and whatever the event, some tried to replace it with another as an attempt to cover up what happened in one detail or another. It [Read more]