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Guantanamo. File photo by United States Navy.
Guantanamo. File photo by United States Navy.

Guantánamo Torture Victim Mohamedou Ould Slahi’s Harrowing Memoir To Be Published In January 2015 – OpEd

In January 2015, Mohamedou Ould Slahi, a prisoner at Guantánamo, will become the first prisoner still held to have his memoir published. Guantánamo Diary, which he wrote by hand as a 466-page manuscript, beginning in 2005, will be published in the US by Little, Brown and Company and in the UK by Canongate, and the […]

Ebola virus
Ebola virus. Photo by CDC/Cynthia Goldsmith

Lessons From Fourteenth Century Venice In Fight Against Ebola

The way in which the Italian city of Venice dealt with the outbreak of the plague in the fourteenth century holds lessons on how to even mitigate the consequences of today’s emerging threats, like climate change, terrorism and highly infectious or drug-resistant diseases. So says Dr. Igor Linkov of the US Army Engineer Research and […]

Mosques in Cairo, Egypt
Mosques in Cairo, Egypt

More Faith, Less Fear: Islam, Islamism And The Future Of The West – Analysis

By Ronald J. Granieri These are difficult times for anyone who wants to believe in a free and pluralist society. The brutal ethnic and religious cleansing perpetrated by ISIS in Iraq, combined with the stories of young men from Western countries traveling to Syria to join the jihad in the Middle East, has sown fear […]