Nuclear disarmament: Thinking outside the silo
Every five years since 1970 diplomats and arms control experts have gathered to review progress – or lack of it – in the disarmament process enshrined in the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The latest review conference, which was scheduled for May 2020, was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
This postponement is a silver lining behind a very dark cloud made up of the pandemic and several looming nuclear crises. It has bought time and with that time a new administration in Washington, one that is likely to be more open to multilateral efforts, pragmatic compromise and cooperative solutions.
The Torture Papers: The Road to Abu Ghraib
The Torture Papers document the so-called ‘torture memos’ and reports which US government officials wrote to prepare the way for, and to document, coercive interrogation and torture in Afghanistan, Guantanamo, and Abu Ghraib. These documents present for the first time a compilation of materials that prior to publication have existed only piecemeal in the public domain.
Guerrillas and Generals: The Dirty War in Argentina
A comprehensive and balanced examination of the Dirty War in Argentina.|Lewis provides a comprehensive, impartial examination of Argentina’s Dirty War. He analyzes the causes, describes the ideologies that motivated both sides, and explores the consequence.