Read my latest, looking at a possible shift in Trump’s plans for Guantanamo. On the campaign trail he promised to send new captives there, but recent developments and other factors suggest this may not be the case.
Read my latest article at Prospect Magazine on the alarming increase of torture in Afghanistan.
A new inquiry has just been launched into the state of North Carolina’s alleged role in the CIA’s torture and rendition of captives after 9/11. I covered the launch of the inquiry for The Independent, here.
Read my latest looking at the current state of play vis-a-vis torture in the US.
Read my latest piece at Prospect Magazine, which looks at the various ways torture harms cooperation on counterterrorism.
I have a new piece up at The Independent considering the likely continuation of rendition under Trump. Read it here.
In my new piece I consider the implications for interrogation policy of the week’s Trump nominee confirmation hearings (including for CIA Director):
“Those of us who have been sceptical that Trump would try to resuscitate the CIA interrogation program were vindicated by last week’s confirmation hearings. One after another, Trump’s nominees condemned waterboarding and insisted they would not use torture…”
Read the whole piece here.