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Ken Gude Archives

It’s the USA Freedom Act or Nothing

Mitch McConnellSen. Mitch McConnell has a simple choice: reform government surveillance or see it expire.

by Ken Gude | Friday, May 22, 2015

Fear, Inc. 2.0

book_alt2 icon Report An examination of the Islamophobia network’s efforts to spread misinformation and propaganda about Islam and American Muslims in the United States.

by Matthew Duss, Yasmine Taeb, Ken Gude, Ken Sofer | Wednesday, February 11, 2015

President Obama and the Republican Congress Are on a Collision Course over Guantanamo

Guantanamo BayThe new Congress is trying to erect more barriers to thwart President Obama’s desire to close Guantanamo before the end of his term.

by Ken Gude | Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The FBI Is Dead Wrong: Apple’s Encryption Is Clearly in the Public Interest

Ken Gude writes on Apple's new iPhone encryption.

by Ken Gude | Friday, October 17, 2014

Understanding Authorizations for the Use of Military Force

Obama signs bill article icon Issue Brief This issue brief outlines potential sources of authority for lawful military actions and recommendations for a new congressional authorization directed at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham.

by Ken Gude | Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Renewed Push, Public Weariness Puts Closing Gitmo Within Obama’s Reach

Ken Gude writes on the renewed push to close the prison at Guantanamo Bay.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, April 8, 2014

What Has to Happen to Close Guantanamo Bay This Year

Guantanamo fenceA closer look reveals achievable steps to close the prison in 11 months.

by Ken Gude | Friday, January 31, 2014

It’s Time to Get the Government Out of the Mass Collection Business

NSAPresident Obama should immediately suspend the bulk collection of Americans’ telephone records.

by Ken Gude | Thursday, January 16, 2014

Common-Sense Reforms to Protect Americans’ Privacy

The Obama administration should support bipartisan amendments to the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.

by Ken Gude | Friday, December 6, 2013

Guantanamo: America’s $5 Billion Folly

Guantanamo Bay article icon Issue Brief During an unprecedented austerity push, Congress wastes billions of dollars on the unnecessary prison.

by Ken Gude | Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Terrorist Detainee Rules Are Not McCarthyist

Ken Gude explains why the detainee provisions in the bill heading for President Obama’s signature are flawed but do not establish military detention in the United States.

by Ken Gude | Thursday, December 15, 2011

A Victory for the United States but Not the Defeat of Al Qaeda in Yemen

Anwar al-Awlaki’s lawful killing removes a genuine threat to the United States, but it brings Yemen no closer to peace and stability, writes Ken Gude.

by Ken Gude | Friday, September 30, 2011

Whack-a-Mole in Yemen

Single-minded effort to counter AQAP will only allow conditions to deteriorate further, enabling AQAP gains, write Ken Gude and Ken Sofer.

by Ken Gude and Ken Sofer | Friday, September 23, 2011

Repression Is Not a Path to a Stable Egyptian State

Current tensions between Egypt and Israel don’t call for reinstating Egypt’s emergency laws, particularly as the country plots its path toward civilian rule, writes Ken Gude.

by Ken Gude | Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Conservatives Once Again Play Politics with U.S. Counterterrorism Policy

An op-ed by Sens. Joe Lieberman and Kelly Ayotte gets it wrong again on the best way to prosecute terrorists, writes Ken Gude.

by Ken Gude | Friday, July 22, 2011