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MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock on Transparency and the Transition Away from Trump

MuckRock is a collaborative news site that gives you the tools to hold the government accountable. From our friends at MuckRock. MuckRock wants to help you prepare for the coming administration and the deep reflection we’ll need to give to the current one. Let us know what questions you have. Check out our FOIA 101: Tips and...

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Is RAW recruiting Rohingya Muslims? Not Really: Here Are the Facts

Is RAW recruiting Rohingya Muslims? Not Really: Here Are the Facts

Essentially, the notification means that the government of India was recruiting individuals who could claim to be proficient in the language of Rohingya, and not Rohingya Muslims themselves.With the rumours about this posting being for individuals to work in R&AW, the significance of hiring people who know how to read, write and speak in Rohingya...

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Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

Iran Calls For Revenge ‘At The Right Time’ Assassination Of Nuclear Scientist

The Rohani administration seems to prefer to continue with Iranian aand hold back until this small window of pressure closes and the pro-diplomacy administration of Joe Biden assumes power, “says Maysam Behravesh, Iranian analyst linked to the think tank Glingendael Institute. With its pragmatic strategy,Iran did not respond head-on to incidents such as the sabotage...

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Dan Jones: How ODNI Nominee Avril Haines Whitewashed Torture

Dan Jones: How ODNI Nominee Avril Haines Whitewashed Torture

Spencer Ackerman of Daily Beast calls it “a proxy war.” The nomination of Avril Haines to serve as director of the Office of National Intelligence (ODNI) has set off a power struggle between the center-left and center-right factions of the Democratic policy world. This is a consequential fight, the ODNI overseees–but does not actually run–17...

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All About Avril Haines, Biden’s Pick for the Top U.S. Intelligence Job

All About Avril Haines, Biden’s Pick for the Top U.S. Intelligence Job

Avril Haines is President-elect Joe Biden’s choice to run the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI). if confirmed, she will effectively serve as the chairwoman of the U.S. intelligence community. The ODNI doesn’t control the budgets of the 17 U.S. intelligence agencies, but it does coordinate and set direction. It is not as...