Fighting continues in Syria, where Kurdish troops from the People's Protection Units are facing down ISIS militants in Raqqa, Syria.

Is Syria ‘the war of our time, a humanitarian test of our time?’


ISIS militants are being squeezed out of their final strongholds in eastern Syria.

Supporters of the National Religious Campaign Against Torture attended a rally outside the White House in 2009.

CIA interrogators didn’t just break detainees’ bodies — they also attacked their souls

The logo of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is shown in the lobby of the CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia March 3, 2005.

There may be reason for optimism following the CIA torture report

Detainees in orange jumpsuits sit in a holding area watched by military police at Guantanamo Bay's Camp X-Ray in 2002.

How the US provides inspiration for terrorists groups like ISIS

A US Army soldier from the 1st Infantry Division stationed in Tikrit closes the entrance of the dentention center at Forward Operating Base Danger on September 8, 2004.

Torture doesn’t work — so here’s what does

A demonstrator is held down during a simulation of waterboarding outside the Justice Department in 2007.

For Black Hawk Down author, CIA torture report is no surprise


Mark Bowden’s view: The use of ”coercive methods does and did produce very useful information.”

Leaked pictures from a man who allegedly served as a military police and was tasked with photographing the dead bodies brought to the military hospitals controlled by the Syrian regime during the civil war.

Investigators say the photos from Syria show industrialized, systematic killing

Conflict & Justice

New evidence was released this week of alleged war crimes by the regime of Syrian leader, Bashar al-Assad. The evidence took the form of photos taken by the regime itself to document 11,000 deaths. They indicate widespread torture, starvation and execution of prisoners.