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Egypt Protests and the Future of the Mubarak Regime

By   /  January 28, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On January 28, the Guardian reported that some members of the Egyptian police forces are now siding with protesters in their opposition to the government of longtime US ally Hosni Mubarak. While it would be misleading to say that this is representative of all Egyptian police forces, this is a significant turn of events, and […]

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Wikileaks, the Espionage Act, and the First Amendment: The Law, Politics, and Policy of Prosecuting Julian Assange

By   /  January 11, 2011  /  Experts, News & Events  /  Comments Off on Wikileaks, the Espionage Act, and the First Amendment: The Law, Politics, and Policy of Prosecuting Julian Assange

On January 11, 2011, American University National Security Law Brief faculty advisors Daniel Marcus and Steven Vladeck participated in a featured event on the legal aspects of the WikiLeaks controversy and the applicability of the Espionage Act. In the days prior to the event, Professor Marcus also discussed the key issues involved on MSNBC’s The […]

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Is “National Security Law” Inherently Paradoxical?

By   /  January 10, 2011  /  Experts, National Security Law  /  No Comments

By Stephen Vladek I’m perhaps the last person who should be asking the question at the heart of this essay—whether “national security law” really deserves to be its own independent field of study, and, in that vein, an appropriate subject for field-specific publications such as this one. I offer this caveat at the outset not […]

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