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December 12, 2014

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2:09 AM | The Torture Report, Part 2: Is Torture A Necessary Evil? (Opinion Piece)
In 1989, the CIA told Congress that, “…inhumane physical or psychological techniques are counterproductive because they do not produce intelligence and will probably result in false answers.”   Less than 15 years later, the CIA was torturing detainees in secret prisons around the world in an attempt to gather intel following the attacks of 9/11. The Senate Intelligence Committee’s report on this “enhanced interrogation” program, released […]

December 11, 2014

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1:17 AM | The Senate Intelligence Committee Torture Report: The Basics
On Tuesday, the Senate Intelligence Committee released a 525-page summary of their investigation into the Central Intelligence Agency’s “Detention and Interrogation” programs. The report has already sparked condemnation from all around the globe. China, North Korea and Iran (countries that the US has criticized for human violations in recent years) all took the opportunity to point out the apparent hypocrisy revealed by the torture report. Ben Emmerson, the […]

December 01, 2014

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2:58 PM | Explainer: China's History of Support for North Korea
China and North Korea have been treaty partners and official allies since 1961. Given the obvious disparities between the two nations, what does each get from their alliance, and can it hold up much longer? Tara explains.

November 25, 2014

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1:00 PM | Explainer: The Prospects for a Reunified North and South Korea
Since the end of World War II, when lines were drawn dividing North and South Korea, the idea of erasing that line has been suggested on several occasions. Why have the two countries not yet been reunified? Trace explains.
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