There are no plausible benign explanations for Trump’s conduct here. Even three days before the election, people should care.
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The Justice Department charged two men—Alexanda Amon Kotey and El Shafee Elsheikh—with eight counts in connection to a series of hostage takings and executions in Syria. The U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia charged the former British nationals with conspiracy to commit hostage taking resulting in death, hostage taking resulting in death, conspiracy to murder United States citizens outside of the United States, along with two material support charges.
The Office of the State Attorney General released new guidelines for prosecuting protestors. What does the document say?
The SDF’s International Humanitarian Law Obligations to Islamic State Detainees During the Coronavirus Pandemic
What are the international law obligations for the SDF and its allies to maintain conditions in prisons housing alleged Islamic State fighters?
Fault Lines welcomes Jennifer Cafarella, NSI Visiting Fellow and National Security Fellow at the Institute for the Study of War.
Worries about foreign Islamic fighters tend to center on European citizens. But fighters from Southeast Asia also pose a significant problem.
A proposal to try foreign fighters in Syrian Democratic Forces courts has been abandoned indefinitely. What now?
A review of Kim Ghattas, “Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Forty-Year Rivalry That Unraveled Culture, Religion, and Collective Memory in the Middle East” (Henry Holt & Co., 2020)
Join Benjamin Wittes and Aluf Benn, Editor in Chief of Haaretz, on Apr. 6 at 12 p.m ET for a webinar on the Israeli political transition and COVID-19 response.
More than 10,000 European women and children affiliated with Islamic State fighters remain in local custody in northeastern Syria. So far, European governments have been reluctant to take large-scale action.