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Article 2(4) and the Rise of the Non-State Actor

By   /  October 29, 2013  /  International Law  /  No Comments

In 1993, Samuel Huntington published The Clash of Civilizations. Huntington theorized that nation states will remain powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. While Huntington’s theory is not perfectly applicable to the world today, it is not without salience. A considerable […]

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The Necessity of the Haystack to Find the Needle: A Look into the Controversial NSA Bulk Collection Program

By   /  October 24, 2013  /  Big Data, Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, FISA, Fourth Amendment, Human Rights in Cyberspace, National Security Law, News & Events, Searches & Seizures, Surveillance, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

  Through leaking thousands of top-secret documents owned by the National Security Agency (NSA), Edward Snowden publicly disclosed the broad interpretation of § 215 of the Patriot Act by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) in June 2013 (wordy).  With the leaking, the telephony metadata collection program known as the “bulk collection” program, was discovered, […]

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Are you safer on flights? Maybe not…

By   /  October 23, 2013  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events  /  No Comments

Since 2001 the United States has taken many precautions to guard against another similar tragedy from occurring. One of those changes was the institution of the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program (FFDO) in which airline pilots can volunteer to under go training to carry a gun in the cockpit during flights in an effort to […]

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Abu Anas at Sea: Alleged al Qaeda Operative Held in Detention

By   /  October 15, 2013  /  National Security Law, News & Events, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In 2000, Abu Anas, born Nazih Abdul-Hamed al-Ruqai, was indicted in Manhattan for alleged conspiracy with Osama Bin Laden in his plot to attack United States forces in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Somalia. According to the FBI, Anas was also indicted in the Southern District of New York for his alleged involvement in U.S. Embassy bombings in Dar […]

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Beyond the Silk Road: Increased Scrutiny of Decentralized Virtual Currencies Used in Illicit Online Activities

By   /  October 8, 2013  /  Featured  /  No Comments

In June 2011, U.S. Senators Schumer and Manchin “urged” Attorney General Holder and DEA Administrator Leonhart “to take immediate action and shut down the Silk Road network.”  Silk Road, a “Dark Website” hidden from the typical internet browser, provided an anonymous marketplace for buyers exclusively using a difficult-to-trace virtual currency called Bitcoin to trade for […]

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