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Cyber Attacks and the Law of War: Decoding the Pentagon’s Response

By   /  August 29, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Pentagon recently stated it intends to treat sufficiently destructive cyber attacks as acts of war, subject to armed retaliation. In its report to the Congress, the Department of Defense (DoD) stated the use of armed force was on the extreme end of a continuum of policy choices rather than a default response. Yet the […]

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After Huawei: A New Approach To Foreign Direct Investment in a World of Increased Security

By   /  August 28, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In today’s global economy, “state capitalism” and state-owned enterprises (SOEs) play a significant role in trade regulation. Naturally, when trade matters intersect with those of national security, the roles of state actors take on particular importance. Industries deemed sensitive for national security are considered off-limits to SOEs, with the idea that the companies are extensions […]

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Anti-terrorism Surveillance or First Amendment violation: New Jersey Muslims sue NYPD

By   /  August 27, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

“If You See Something, Say Something.” This simple request was originally created by New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for New York, but has developed into a national public awareness campaign by the Department of Homeland Security as a way to increase public awareness of the signs of terrorism and terrorism related crimes, “and […]

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Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority: The Wide-Ranging Implications of the Supreme Court’s Holding

By   /  August 25, 2012  /  National Security Law  /  No Comments

On February 28, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in the case of Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority. Although the Mohamad case was largely overs hadowed by Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, argued on the same day, the rare unanimous decision handed down on April 18 has potentially large consequences for both American national security […]

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Sequestration: At Odds With National Security?

By   /  August 24, 2012  /  Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The subject of sequestration is poised to take a significant role in coming weeks when Congress returns from its August recess and the presidential campaigns hold their respective party conventions. Sequestration’s meaning and its possible impact on the nation’s finances, particularly money spent on national security, may not yet be widely known, but nevertheless is […]

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