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Obama’s Real Legacy at Guantánamo

As Barack Obama’s second term as US president comes to an end, much has been said and written about his achievements, or in the case of the Guantánamo Bay prison … Continue reading

January 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

The President Who Will Not Close Guantánamo

By the time Barack Obama became president of the United States in 2009, two-thirds of the prisoners at Guantánamo Bay had already been released by George Bush. With 242 remaining, … Continue reading

January 7, 2016 · 1 Comment

Obama closed Bagram, so why not Guantánamo?

With less than 18 months before the end of Barack Obama’s term as US president, the question of whether or not he will be able to keep his key election … Continue reading

August 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

Women on the Front Line of Peace

Women and children are the first casualties of war. Yet, in both war and peace-making efforts, women are often sidelined. Across the spectrum, the contributions women make to peace efforts … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

Caught between a rock and a hard place: US must ensure safety upon release for Guantánamo prisoners

Nine prisoners held at Guantánamo Bay were released in December 2013, out of a total of 11 prisoners released over the past year. All were held without charge or trial … Continue reading

January 3, 2014 · 6 Comments