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The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, News & Events, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  Comments Off on The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By Katherine Youssouf on September 15, 2017 Restricting the Means & Methods of Warfare In 1863, Russian military authorities developed an explosive rifle bullet that detonated upon contact. These bullets, originally developed to destroy ammunition wagons, caused wounds far greater than those needed to overcome an enemy. As a result, Russian Emperor Alexander II convened a […]

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2017 Spring NSLB Symposium: Cyber Space and Hacking; Meeting the Challenges of the Digital Age

By   /  February 27, 2017  /  Experts, Featured, National Security Law, News & Events  /  Comments Off on 2017 Spring NSLB Symposium: Cyber Space and Hacking; Meeting the Challenges of the Digital Age

Register for our Spring Symposium here: https://www.wcl.american.edu/secle/registration March 1st, from 1-5pm

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Coming Home Again: Prisoner Release in Light of the Geneva Convention

By   /  December 3, 2016  /  Featured, International Law, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, Torture  /  Comments Off on Coming Home Again: Prisoner Release in Light of the Geneva Convention

By Kara Kozikowski   The face of warfare in the past century has been nothing if not ever evolving. Throughout the past hundred years, armed conflicts have taken a more modern and more irregular form, and the issues that arise from them may not be matters that are easily resolved in the laws of war […]

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Punitive Strikes, Keeping the Seas Safe

By   /  December 1, 2016  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, Law of the Sea, Laws of War / International Humanitarian Law, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Punitive Strikes, Keeping the Seas Safe

  By Prescott Heighton Freedom of the seas and their safe navigation has been a fundamental principle of American international relations since the nation’s inception. It ensures the ability of American merchants to access markets overseas, thus helping secure our economy, and ultimately provide security and stability for the nation. The Quasi-War and the Barbary […]

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Sunset Provisions: Providing Parameters for the Use of Military Force

By   /  November 26, 2016  /  AUMF, Featured, Global War on Terror, National Security Law  /  Comments Off on Sunset Provisions: Providing Parameters for the Use of Military Force

By Anthony Bjelke A recent article in The New Yorker examined the difficulties associated with defining America’s War on Drugs. As a preamble to its examination of the topic, it stated: “The United States has declared war on cancer, on pornography and on terror, and the lesson to be gleaned from those campaigns is that, […]

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