Reporter's Notebook

The morality of torture: A toxic legacy

An investigation into the covert CIA programme of torture outlawed by former President Obama and favoured by the Trump administration.

People & Power

Rendition Revisited

Will the Trump administration sanction a return to some of the darkest days of the so-called war on terror?

Opinion

What if Donald Trump is what America is all about?

There is a widely accepted idea among some Americans that Trump does not reflect American values. They are wrong.

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

United States

US court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant programme

California judge rules to keep Obama-era protections for undocumented migrants brought to the US as children.

US court rules against Trump on DACA immigrant programme

United States

'Suspicious package' seized from Robert De Niro-linked building

The incident comes a day after crude bombs were sent to Trump critics across the country, including ex-president Obama.

'Suspicious package' seized from Robert De Niro-linked building

United States

'Explosive devices' sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN

Officials intercept packages sent to top Democrats as police respond to device found where CNN New York office is based.

 'Explosive devices' sent to Clinton, Obama, CNN

UpFront

Trump border detentions 'state-sponsored child abuse'

Former Obama cabinet official Julian Castro discusses Trump's border policies and Obama's own record on deportations.

Trump border detentions 'state-sponsored child abuse'

UpFront

Did black wealth decrease under President Obama?

Former US Housing Secretary Julian Castro says Obama 'pushed for investment in urban communities throughout the US'.

Did black wealth decrease under President Obama?

United States

Obama lashes out at Trump and 'radical' Republicans

Former US president condemns 'politics of fear' in first direct attack on incumbent leader since 2016 election.

Obama lashes out at Trump and 'radical' Republicans

United States

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

Intellectual Cornel West discusses former US president Barack Obama's legacy and symbolism behind his rise to power.

Cornel West: 'Obama was never the revolutionary Mandela was'

South Africa

Mandela foundation urged to withdraw Obama invitation

Critics say former US president does not represent Mandela's legacy and should not be a guest lecturer at annual event.

Activists urge Nelson Mandela Foundation to withdraw Obama invite

Opinion

Fifty years and a Trump later: The promise of America 1968 - 2018

What was the promise of America in the bygone days of MLK and Robert Kennedy, and what is its promise today?

Hamid Dabashi

by Hamid Dabashi

Hamid Dabashi

United States

Obama on Iran deal: US turns its back on closest allies

Ex-US president says leaving Iran nuclear deal, which is clearly working, turns Washington's back on its closest allies.

Obama reacts to Trump's pullout from Iran nuclear deal

Barack Obama

Michelle Obama's memoir to be released in 24 languages

Michelle Obama’s book will chronicle her life from childhood through to her years inside the White House.

Michelle Obama's memoir to be released in 24 languages

Opinion

Trump's vulgarity points to a painful truth

To liberals, Donald Trump is detestable because his obscene behaviour reveals the truth about the US political elite.

Tony McKenna

by Tony McKenna

Tony McKenna