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Frontline: The Torture Question

Experts and pundits continue to debate the myriad of strategies deployed by the United States in the effort to combat terrorism around the world and internally. The Frontline program on PBS has created this website to complement a special edition of their show. This show focused on the question of whether torture is a viable way to obtain effective results in combating terrorism. Visitors can dive...
The Torture Archive

83,000 digitized pages of items related to torture might not be everyone's cup of tea, but this invaluable resource created by The National Security Archive at The George Washington University is a real gem and an important research tool. Released in August 2009, The Torture Archive contains primary source documents related to the "detention and interrogation of individuals by the United States,...
Zimbabwe and the Politics of Torture

The United Institute of Peace recently released this report (written by John Brinkley) outlining the use torture as a means to achieve political ends in Zimbabwe. The brief report is divided into several sections, including an introduction that outlines the use of torture in the country, which dates back to the 1970s. Other sections of the report detail the populations most affected by these...