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The President and The Prime Minister: a 21st Century Bromance

By   /  February 16, 2015  /  International Law, National Security Law  /  No Comments

U.S. President Barack Obama has been getting along well with conservatives lately – only these conservatives are 7.5 thousand miles away.  On January 26, 2015, Mr. Obama was the first U.S. president to be the chief guest at India’s famed Republic Day celebrations.  In fact, Mr. Obama is the first U.S. president to visit the […]

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Surrogate Forces: Potentially a Liability, But Not Legally

By   /  February 13, 2015  /  Featured, International Law  /  No Comments

The multitude of asymmetric security threats around the world—Boko Haram in West Africa, the Houthi insurgency in Yemen, ISIL in Syria and Iraq, to name a few—present U.S. forces with unique and complex security challenges.   In some cases, such as the draft war authorization against ISIL that President Obama recently sent to Congress, policymakers have […]

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GameOver ZeuS: Combatting the Global Threat of CyberCrime

By   /  February 6, 2015  /  International Law, National Security Law  /  No Comments

Although cybercrime is no longer a new threat to global security, it has remained an important and growing concern for both domestic and international law enforcement agencies. The very nature of cybercrime requires American law enforcement agencies to reach out to their international counterparts to work together in tracking down criminals. This need for international […]

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Anarchy, ISIS, and Democracy in the Middle East

By   /  February 5, 2015  /  International Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

As the United States contemplates the use ofmilitary force against ISIL, Congress and President Obama should work together on a strategy before authorizing and implementing military force. There are two general policy positions on the shape of U.S. force: limited intervention using the Powell Doctrine, or correctly implementing what President George W. Bush set out […]

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The Cold War and Plan C

By   /  February 3, 2015  /  News & Events, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Soviet Union, on November 22, 1955, detonated a hydrogen bomb with a yield of 1.6 megatons – catching up to the United States’ nuclear capabilities. The H-bomb, a weapon deriving most of its energy from the nuclear fusion of hydrogen isotopes, was roughly 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic bombs dropped on Japan. […]

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