In an interview with Need to Know, the ACLU’s deputy legal director said the killing of the radical American-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki set a dangerous precedent in which “U.S. citizens far from any battlefield can be executed by their own government.”
Protests continue to rage in Libya, Yemen and Bahrain, while in Egypt, ministers from Hosni Mubarak’s ousted regime are behind bars.
Jon Meacham ruminates on America’s checkered history with friendly authoritarian and totalitarian regimes.
To understand what might happen next in the Arab world, here’s a brief background on each of the Arab countries where an autocratic ruler is currently fighting for his political life.
Still, Yemen has a fairly robust political system, a fact that gets obscured by problems like the presence of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, writes Joshua Foust.
Alison Stewart talks with author Peter Bergen about his latest book, which charts America’s prosecution of the ‘war on terror’ and al Qaeda’s continued strength as a movement.