More than two decades spent prosecuting the war on terror in Afghanistan and Iraq serve as a painful reminder of the vulnerability of art and cultural heritage in times of war. The wanton destruction of the Bamiyan Buddhas, for example, sent shockwaves throughout the international community. ISIS targeted numerous locations of cultural and religious significance, decimated museums and destroyed or
The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Perry World House of the University of Pennsylvania hosted a panel discussion with Mr. Robert Kelner of Covington & Burling LLP, and the CERL Executive Board, Prof. Mary McCord of Georgetown University, and Mr. Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League. The event took place on September 29, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. ET. Prof.
The Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law, the Annenberg Public Policy Center, and Perry World House of the University of Pennsylvania hosted a conversation with Secretary Jeh Johnson on September 28, 2022, at 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time. CERL's Prof. Claire Finkelstein moderated.
Secretary Jeh Johnson
Jeh Johnson is a partner in the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind,
Twenty-one years after the 9/11 attacks, the Guantánamo Bay (GTMO) detention facility at the U.S. naval base in Cuba remains in operation at an annual cost of $540 million. The delay in shuttering the prison has deferred justice for the families of the 9/11 victims and the detainees alike. A site of torture and degrading treatment of detainees, GTMO continues to tarnish the real and perceived commitment
Pakistani Minister for Climate Change Sherry Rehman tells The Newsmakers that rich, polluting countries in the West should pay for the deadly floods taking place in her country. But we ask her if her own government is doing enough to combat the problem, and whether international aid is actually reaching the people who need it. Then we ask a nuclear security expert if talks between the US and Iran are
A “large group” of federal agents has entered Donald Trump’s Florida residence in an “unannounced raid”, the former US president said on his social media channel on Monday.
Officials from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) entered the property in a move that “was not necessary or appropriate”, Trump wrote in a statement.
The circumstances surrounding the raid were not clear.
Donald Trump was on one of his golf courses in New York when he heard news that the FBI had descended on his lavish Florida home.
The backlash was instant. The former president instantly blamed the Democratic Party, saying they didn't want him to run for the White House again in 2024.
And while Trump's hardcore base were incandescent with anger, his
The Jan. 6 texts of Secret Service, Department of Homeland Security, and Pentagon officials being deleted is slammed by former chief White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter. “Not only do we have the destruction of government documents, but obstruction of justice, in not one but three government agencies. I strongly suspect that the orders for the destruction of this evidence came from the White House
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says that by sheltering Al Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahiri, the Taliban violated a 2020 agreement that led to the withdrawal of foreign forces from Afghanistan. Mark Fallon, former director of the criminal investigative task force at Guantanamo Bay, unpacks what the presence of the Al Qaeda leader in Kabul means in regards to the Taliban.
Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Iran for his first international trip beyond the borders of the former Soviet Union since launching his invasion of Ukraine, which effectively ruptured ties with the West. Putin met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran, and with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. He also met with Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei. CNN’s Alex Marquardt
Claire Finkelstein from the University of Pennsylvania talks to TRT World whether former US President Donald Trump stands a chance of being re-elected as the Republican Party focuses on November mid-term elections.
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