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al Qaeda member Abu Zubaydah

Torture and false terror alerts
Muriel Kane

As the nation struggles to make sense of a wave of new revelations regarding the "harsh interrogation techniques" brought to bear on detainees by the CIA, two very different narratives are shaping up to describe the treatment of captured al Qaeda member Abu Zubaydah in April and May of 2002.

Rebecca Basulto

Cuban thaw?
Manjit Singh

The United States and Cuba have exchanged high-level diplomatic overtures for the first time in decades.  Although both countries’ highest officials are publicly delivering the ‘warmest’ words exchanged with each other in two generations, concrete steps have yet to follow, and no plan for furthering the thaw has yet emerged.

secret US prison unit

Secretive U.S. prison units
Will Potter

The government is using secretive prison facilities on U.S. soil, called Communication Management Units, to house inmates accused of being tied to “terrorism” groups. They overwhelmingly include Muslim inmates, along with at least two animal rights and environmental activists.

A supporter of former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra waves a national flag in front of a torched bus during a protest in Bangkok

Thai colour revolution
Manjit Singh

Unlike typical CIA organized colour revolutions, the waves of counter-protests in Thailand appear to have genuinely split the loyalties of the Thai citizenry in two, threatening a collapse of Thailand’s political system.

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