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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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The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act and Implications on Foreign Sovereign Immunity

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, International Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

By Robb Davies Following the enactment of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) in September 2016, U.S. law permits litigants to sue foreign states tied to acts of terrorism committed in the United States. Its passage amended the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), which previously restricted such litigation to claims against foreign states […]

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Neo-Nazis, White Supremacists, and Free Speech: How far is too far?

By   /  November 17, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, First Amendment, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Alix Bruce In the wake of the slaying of Heather Heyer at a counter-protest to a neo-Nazi protest in Charlottesville, Virginia, a national dialogue on the definition of free speech and the application of the First Amendment has reopened. On both the internet and in the debate, the rights of not only Black Lives […]

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The TSA’s Power to Screen and Prohibit Certain Electronic Devices on Airlines

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By John R. Burns  On October 31, 2015, a Russian A321-200 airliner, operated by Metrojet, was blown out of the sky by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) operative.  The operative used a bomb hidden in a soda can to bring down the aircraft.  “Russia said explosives weighing up to 1 kilogram, a […]

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Pressure on Jordan: Refusal to extradite mastermind of deadly 2001 Sbarro suicide bombing in Jerusalem contravenes international law and agreements

By   /  October 28, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Experts, Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

By Michelle Munneke, J.D. 2017, American University Washington College of Law. In March of this year, Jordan expressed its refusal to extradite the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 2001 Sbarro restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, Ahlam Ahmad Al-Tamimi, to the United States to face charges.[1] The attack killed 15 people, including two Americans, and injured another 122, […]

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