China’s Burgeoning Surveillance State
Taken together, these surveillance powers in Xinjiang suggest that the Chinese government is perfecting a system of social control that is both all-encompassing and highly individualized, using a mix of mechanisms to impose varying levels of supervision and constraint on people depending on their perceived threat to the state.
August 16, 2019
Russia and the Syrian Reconquest of Idlib
The endgame of the war in Syria is likely to come down to the northwestern province of Idlib, on the Turkish border, where some 2.3 million people are now trapped. Russia clearly has the necessary leverage over the Assad government to avoid a bloodbath there. The key is getting Russia to use that leverage.
July 24, 2018
Must It Always Be Wartime?
‘How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon’ by Rosa Brooks
How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything: Tales from the Pentagon
by Rosa Brooks
March 9, 2017 issue
A Case Against America
‘Who Rules the World?’ by Noam Chomsky
Who Rules the World?
by Noam Chomsky
June 9, 2016 issue
Obama & Counterterror: The Ignored Record
The president’s disappointing record on rights
February 5, 2015 issue
The End of Human Rights?
The Endtimes of Human Rights
by Stephen Hopgood
Reclaiming American Virtue: The Human Rights Revolution of the 1970s
by Barbara J. Keys
October 23, 2014 issue
Africa Attacks the ICC
February 6, 2014 issue
As a federal prosecutor in the 1980s, I used to think nothing of scooping up the phone numbers that a suspect called. Today, by contrast, when I look at the government’s large-scale electronic surveillance of private communications, I see an urgent need to rethink the rationale—and legal limits—for such intrusion.
July 2, 2013