Steven Barela

Steven Barela

Steven J. Barela is an assistant professor at the University of Geneva in the Global Studies Institute and a member of the law faculty. Born and raised in the US, he was a flight attendant for United Airlines on 9/11 and turned to academia in its wake. He published a monograph on counterterrorism with Routledge in 2014 and an edited volume on armed drones with Ashgate in 2015. For an overview and excerpts of these books, please visit his website: Legitimacy as a Target.

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Saturday, April 01, 2017
Obama’s Bulwark against Torture: Will It Stop Trump?
Just after President Trump’s Inauguration, a draft of an executive order was leaked which indicated his intent to seek a formal review on whether to resume ill-treatment. Of course, we know that during his campaign he famously stated that he would authorize waterboarding and “ a hell of a lot worse...
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