WAR ON TERROR

9.11.19

Long Fall: The Most Famous 9/11 Photograph No One Has Seen

The Falling Man's descent into eternity lasted about 10 seconds.

5.19.17

The Horrifying True Story of a CIA Waterboarding Victim

Despite being tortured and in CIA custody for over a decade, Abu Zubaydah has still not been charged with a crime.

8.20.16

What It's Like to Do Prison Time Without Ever Being Convicted of a Crime

We spoke to Moazzam Begg, a British man caught in centre of the war on terror, and held for years in prisons around the world for no clear reason.

8.19.16

The Kangaroo Suicide Bomber: the Strange, Sad Case of Sevdet Besim

The question of how seriously we should take teenage terrorists is complex. Do we try and deradicalise them or just lock them away forever?

8.10.16

A New Exhibition Exposes the War on Terror's Silent Horror

A gut-wrenching uncovering of the War on Terror’s violations of human rights emerges in Edmund Clark’s solo show at IWC London.

4.7.16

On the Front Lines with International Volunteers Fighting ISIS in Syria

VICE Germany heads to Syria to meet the foreigners who left their homes and families to join the Kurdish ground troops in the fight against the Islamic State.

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3.22.16

Exposing the Black Sites Behind Extraordinary Rendition

A conversation with the two guys behind a new book about "extraordinary renditions", where governments illegally abduct their enemies and fly them home for interrogation.

8.25.15

A Lawyer for Guantánamo Inmates Explains ​Why 'Guantánamo North' Is a Terrible Idea

"When people call for Guantánamo to be closed, it is simply shorthand for a more comprehensive demand to end torture and arbitrary, indefinite imprisonment without trial or fair process."

5.22.15

​What Osama bin Laden's Book Shelf Tells Us About the War for Our Minds

America wants to turn Osama bin Laden from a vague avatar of Evil into a human being.

4.29.15

The Man Who Says He Knows the Truth About America's Economic Stranglehold on the World

We talked to Matt Kennard, author of The Racket, a new book that investigates how the US government, its banks and its intelligence agencies enforce a very covert and modern type of imperialism.

3.24.15

The Canadian Government Has a Difficult Case to Make for Legally Bombing Syria

As Ottawa mulls bombing Syria, the legal case for intervention is basically: ¯\_(ツ)_/¯.

2.26.15

A Postcard from Guantanamo: How Mohamedou Ould Slahi Became a Suspected Terrorist, Then a Best-Selling Author

The story behind Guantánamo Diary, steeped in unknowable complexity and murky details, is perhaps the perfect parable of the post-9/11 era.

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