Essays

Torture Is Illegal, Now What?
Veteran Interrogator and Arabic Language Instructor Charles Mink charts a course for the future now that the Senate has passed legislation banning torture.
Progress and Pitfalls: Legislation After the CIA Torture Report
Charles writes lucidly and with the wisdom of direct experience about torture, interrogation, and the road forward for the experts who oppose torture.
Sure, Talk with ISIL. Just Choose the Right Topic.
Charles offers a critique of the argument that negotiation is the only way to peace. Talking to terrorists is also a way to understand their motivations and use this information to counter their efforts.