Guantanamo in 2020

What is the Future of the Prison Camp after Eighteen Years?

January 11, 2020, marks the 18th anniversary of the opening of the military prison at Guantanamo Bay, which was established in the wake of the 9/11 attacks. It also marks the start of the prison’s fourth year under the direction of the Trump administration. Over the last three years, the Trump administration has released just one individual, leaving 40 people in detention. What will happen to the prison and its detainees for the remainder of the Trump administration? Will anyone else be released? Will the prison ever close?

Join New America's International Security Program as they welcome Thomas B. Wilner and Andy Worthington for a discussion about what is next for the prison.


Thomas B. Wilner

Co-Founder, Close Guantanamo
Of Counsel, Shearman & Sterling, LLP
Counsel of record to the Guantanamo detainees in the two U.S. Supreme Court cases confirming their right to seek review of their detentions in the U.S. courts through the writ of habeas corpus

Andy Worthington, @GuantanamoAndy
Co-Founder, Close Guantanamo
Author, The Guantanamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America's Illegal Prison


Melissa Salyk-Virk

Senior Policy Analyst, International Security program, New America