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“Fix NICS”: Potential Emergence of Further Gun Regulations

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Leemor Banai On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman became the first mass shooter in American history. He killed seventeen people, including his wife and mother, and wounded more than thirty others on the University of Texas – Austin campus. Since then, mass shootings have become more common in today’s society, with two of the […]

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The Spirit of North Americanism for Security and Diplomacy: A Case Study of the U.S. – Mexico Border

By   /  January 6, 2018  /  Border Security, International Law, International Security  /  No Comments

By: Irving Vidal Terrazas   Over the last eighteen months, the long lasting stable relationship between Mexico and the United States (U.S.) has changed dramatically. The new U.S. presidential administration has brought to question many of the latent issues affecting both nations, including security, immigration, economic growth, and the divergence of strategies. The changes directly affect […]

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Cryptocurrency: The Hard Truth of Regulating a Revolutionary, Decentralized Market

By   /  January 5, 2018  /  Cybersecurity, International Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Halie Peacher, January 5, 2018 Cryptocurrency is a market system that runs off of a limited entry network that is altered when specific conditions are fulfilled within blockchain. Consider it like writing a check and sending the check in the mail. The money is within your bank account and does not transfer until someone […]

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China and the Manmade Islands: Responses from the Obama Administration and the Trump Administration

By   /  January 1, 2018  /  Foreign Relations, International Law, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Lauren Stimpert Since at least 2015, China has been constructing a series of artificial islands, including building on Mischief Reef in the Spratly Island chain. China’s artificial islands are intended for military purposes, outfitted with airways and military hangers. While Hague Tribunal’s ruling struck down China’s claim, invalidating their South China Sea claim, China […]

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Islamophobia: A Cause of Domestic Terrorist Attacks

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security  /  No Comments

By Jaime Rosenberg, December 22, 2017 The Islamic State (ISIS) has instilled fear into nations world-wide after conducting over 70 terrorist attacks in 20 different nations. After 9/11, Islamophobia has become an epidemic across the United States and is growing every day. Muslim Americans have felt physically threatened and made to believe that they are […]

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