Although heavily implied, one thing Obama didn't directly mention in his State of the Union speech was drones.
13 Feb 2013 13:03 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Iraq, Israel, Libya
Israel's latest assault on Gaza has no legal basis as an occupying power and constitutes a set of war crimes.
21 Nov 2012 14:06 GMT
If the government prevails, observers at any of the 9/11 hearings would see, but not hear those on trial, writes Hajjar.
28 Aug 2012 10:50 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, United States
A recently uncovered FBI 'primer' document on interrogation techniques cites manuals from the CIA's dark past.
Lisa Hajjar | 06 Aug 2012 09:27 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Latin America, Brazil, Chile
The legacy of torture and cruel treatment in detention operations has not been expunged under US president Obama.
Lisa Hajjar | 12 Sep 2011 12:26 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, Human Rights, United States, United Kingdom, Rendition
From Guantanamo to Bagram prison in Afghanistan, Obama has broken his promise to end torture and illegal detention.
Lisa Hajjar | 10 Sep 2011 15:04 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse, Human Rights
For a majority of Guantanamo detainees, US judges have found flimsy evidence linking the suspects to 'terror' groups.
Lisa Hajjar | 09 Sep 2011 16:55 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse, Human Rights
During George W Bush's first term, the US tortured many 'War on Terror' prisoners, including a 15-year-old boy.
Lisa Hajjar | 08 Sep 2011 14:47 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse, Human Rights
The Bush administration made a series of decisions authorising torture and secret prisons just days after 9/11.
Lisa Hajjar | 07 Sep 2011 10:34 GMT | Guantanamo Bay, United States, Rendition, Abuse
US detention centre can remain open as long as the "war on terror" continues, with no end in sight.
Lisa Hajjar | 29 Mar 2011 13:42 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Bermuda, China
Treatment of the US soldier shows there is a fine line between torture of enemy combatants and American citizens.
Lisa Hajjar | 15 Mar 2011 17:12 GMT | Politics, US & Canada, Afghanistan, Iraq, United States
Asad Durrani, former head of Pakistan's ISI, debates Michael Flynn, former head of the US Defense Intelligence Agency.
The story of the secret century-old deal which aimed to carve up the Middle East in ways that still reverberate today.
War & Conflict, Middle East, France
People and Power investigates the growing global phenomenon of organised begging.
Poverty, Philippines, Sweden
In war-torn Afghanistan it is not the Taliban that poses the greatest threat to women - it is their own families.
Human Rights, Women, Afghanistan