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Do Border Searches Violate American's Fourth Amendment In The Electronic Day and Age?

By   /  March 18, 2015  /  Fourth Amendment, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Imagine taking a weekend road trip to Mexico with a group of friends. Your vehicle is one of about sixty-two million that have crossed the United States-Mexican border. When attempting to enter back into the United States, you are stopped by Border Patrol Agents and asked to hand over all electronic devices. Your smartphones and […]

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Deradicalization Programs: Lessons Learned from Europe

By   /  March 15, 2015  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, International Law, International Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Homegrown militants have become a major threat for European countries. Europe’s police organization Europol estimates that up to 5,000 radicalized Europeans have left to fight in Syria and Iraq. These numbers demonstrate that it is imperative for European countries to take significant steps in stopping citizens who want to travel abroad and fight alongside ISIS. […]

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How to Reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court Without Creating a Special Advocate

By   /  March 11, 2015  /  Pending Cases, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Many proposals have been introduced in Congress to reform the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC); several proposals would create an ombudsman-like entity that would appear before the FISC and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court of Review (FISC-R) on behalf of the American people to argue against the government’s compulsion requests. [1]. As the Congressional Research Service […]

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What's in a Name: China and Japan’s Claim to Territorial Islands and President Obama’s ‘Pivot Towards Asia’

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  International Law, National Security Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

Five barren rocks in the East China Sea, over 100 miles from shore, are home to a growing international dispute between China, Japan, and their allies. Control over the islands have switched hands over the past several centuries but only since 1969, when the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) […]

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Russia, NATO, and Article V

By   /  March 7, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Will Richmond The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) is the most important military alliance in the World. It underpins U.S. foreign policy from Washington D.C., to Islamabad, and beyond. The U.S. signed the North Atlantic Treaty on April 4, 1949, and after all parties’ treaty ratified it, the treaty came into force on August […]

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