Cutting a distinctive figure, Salva Kiir resembles the gun-toting underdog of a cowboy flick. But aside from the rugged beard, …
The scandal currently surrounding Dominique Strauss-Khan—or DSK, as he is commonly known—ranks amongst the most damaging in modern political history. It is easily in the same bracket as the Watergate scandal, which destroyed Richard Nixon’s presidency, and similar in tone to the philandering which spoiled Bill Clinton’s reputation. The crucial differences are in the genuinely monstrous specifics of the allegations at the center of the scandal, and the quite dull—but nonetheless weighty—ramifications upon global economics.
New information sourced from the notes of psychologist and Air Force retiree, Dr. Bruce Jessen, reveals for the first time that torture was not only used to obtain intelligence, but also to “exploit” detainees with the aim of collaboration. Significantly, this evidence sheds new light on the psychological aspects of the Bush administration’s torture program, and the two men responsible for designing it.
Syrian filmmaker, activist and intellectual, Omar Amiralay, never subscribed to the idea that Arabs had to choose between democracy and stability. If he were alive today, he surely would have joined the youth on the streets to call for reform as he had done so many times previously, fully believing in their potential to change their world.