When South African police raided the warehouse of a company called Tradefin Engineering, a manufacturer of pipes and valves, in September 2004, they discovered stacks of shipping containers eleven stories high loaded with parts marked for reassembly in Libya, that would have given the Libyans the ability to process enough enriched uranium for several nuclear […]
The number of nations seeking nuclear technology is rising. An hour-long radio documentary by CIR and American RadioWorks investigates the most serious threats of nuclear proliferation today. >> Listen to the radio story on ARW >> Read the story by Mark Schapiro >> More about South Africa’s nuclear underground
When he was a young U.S. Senator, Richard Nixon stepped forward as one of the great champions of whistleblower rights. History would eventually catch up with him. Produced by: Carrie Ching Written by: James Sandler
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Cuban migrants who actually set foot on American soil get to stay as refugees. Anybody caught at sea is sent home. So, many migrants no longer take a boat to Florida. Lygia Navarro reports on what they’re doing now. This project was partially funded by CIR’s Dick Goldensohn Fund. Visit the Marketplace website to listen […]
Officials in the U.S. military, from the Pentagon on down, tried to thwart L.A. Times reporters who uncovered deaths and possible torture of detainees in Afghanistan. One of the reporters, Craig Pyes, is now a CIR Senior Correspondent. The article appeared in the Spring 2007 issue of Nieman Reports, a quarterly magazine about journalism published […]
On January 22, the Army’s Special Forces Command announced that it had disciplined two soldiers for assaulting detainees at a Special Forces bases in eastern Afghanistan, and for failing to report the death of one of the detainees. The administrative reprimands came as the result of an Army criminal probe spurred by a Los Angeles […]
“Contracting Rush for Security Led to Waste, Abuse.” The headline of the Washington Post’s lead story on May 22, 2005 was an eye-opener. Over the course of a 15-month investigation, veteran Post investigative reporters Scott Higham and Robert O’Harrow, Jr. had uncovered case after case of mismanagement and misuse of taxpayers’ money by the U.S. […]
In “The Enemy Within,” Frontline and The New York Times – in affiliation with the Center for Investigative Reporting – team up to investigate the nature of the terrorism threat against the United States five years after 9/11. After a multibillion dollar government reorganization and the transformation of domestic counterterrorism efforts, is the country better […]
Two photographers create unvarnished images of the Iraq war and its tragic consequences here at home.
Asher Karni was “a genius” in South Africa’s military electronics trade. Now he’s in jail in Brooklyn, accused of orchestrating a nuclear black market deal. On New Year’s Day 2004, conditions in the Rocky Mountains seemed ideal for the ski vacation that Asher Karni had long anticipated. Fresh snowfall had slowed Denver to a cool […]