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Exploring Obama's Sanctions on Russia

By   /  March 31, 2014  /  International Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Russian Sanctions: How did we get here? On March 20, President Obama issued Executive Order 13662 authorizing more extensive sanctions against Russian officials and businesses in response to Moscow’s deployment of military forces in Crimea.[1]  The move expanded Executive Orders 13660 and 13661 issued earlier in March, which authorized the Secretary of Treasury to impose sanctions […]

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Directly Participating In Hostilities: Civilians Making IEDs

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  International Law, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law  /  No Comments

Modern warfare is increasingly taking place in civilian populated areas and being fought by civilian combatants. Instead of large, international conflicts between two nations, wars are being fought inside individual countries between state forces and non-state armed groups. This increased civilian participation on the battlefield strains International Humanitarian Law, which seeks to protect civilians from […]

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NSLB's 2014 Spring Symposium: Understanding the Global Implications of the N.S.A. Disclosures on the U.S. Technology Industry

By   /  March 29, 2014  /  Big Data, Cyber-surveillance, Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Economy / Trade, Experts, Featured, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events  /  No Comments

Understanding the Global Implications of the N.S.A. Disclosures on the U.S. Technology Industry Monday, April 7, 2014 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM followed by a reception from 5:00 to 6:00 PM Microsoft Innovation & Policy Center – 901 K Street NW (11th Floor) Washington, DC brought to you by the National Security Law Brief, American University Washington […]

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Balancing Benefit and Burden in National Security: Rare Earth Metal Export Restrictions

By   /  March 27, 2014  /  Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations  /  No Comments

International trade has become a crucial variable of our nation’s national security.[1]  By monitoring international trade regulations and implications, for example, the United States can accurately assess certain risks to economic national security.[2]  Due to low environmental and safety standards, China currently monopolizes the rare earth metal (REM) market, exporting approximately 90% of the international […]

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Russia's New Eastern Bloc

By   /  March 22, 2014  /  Foreign Relations, International Law, International Security, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law  /  Comments Off on Russia's New Eastern Bloc

The recent conflict in Ukraine has brought to light the very real and increasing presence of Russia in its previous satellite states. Since the fall of the USSR in 1991, Russia has kept political and economic connections with many of these states to varying degrees. These continually deeper connections have been overlooked in the past. The […]

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