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Could Qaddafi’s downfall be the last nail in the coffin for the War Powers Resolution?

By   /  August 17, 2016  /  Analysis, International, National Security Law  /  No Comments

As negotiations continue for the surrender of the few cities where deposed tyrant Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi could be hiding, how peaceful the endgame turns out to be may impact the rhetoric surrounding President Obama’s decision to enter the fray in the first place. Part of that discussion will undoubtedly concern the War Powers Resolution (“WPR”), […]

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Cuba Isn’t Worth the Headache. But See Colombia.

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  International, News, News & Events  /  No Comments

When ‘Cuba’ and ‘national security’ are mentioned in the same sentence, they tend to be followed by phrases like ‘refugee wave,’ ‘Marxist revolutionaries’ and ‘missile crisis.’ The steps towards normalization of relations with the old Communist foe have caused reactions as varied as the embargo is old, but the ship has set sail and Americans […]

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Difficulties in Prosecuting Islamic State Members Under International Law

By   /  April 28, 2016  /  International, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

Since its emergence in 2013, The Islamic State has used increasingly violent tactics in an attempt to establish a worldwide caliphate.[i] The Islamic State is accused of committing crimes of unspeakable cruelty including mass executions, sexual slavery, rape and other forms of sexual and gender-based violence, torture, mutilation, enlistment and forced recruitment of children, and […]

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United States Sanctions on Iran after the Nuclear Deal

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Analysis, International, National Security Law, News, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Iran Nuclear Arms Deal is a landmark, but this deal has been heavily criticized due to the United States economic penalties toward Iran. The circumstances in Iran has put the United States in a difficult situation as they have had to rely on sanctions to deter Iranian actions, but Iran has complied with the […]

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National Security v. International Law in the Wake of the Paris and Brussels Attacks

By   /  March 29, 2016  /  Analysis, International, News & Events  /  No Comments

By Ayat Mujais After the recent terror attacks on Brussels and Paris, there has been a push from numerous nations, such as the United States and France, to increase the use of force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (“ISIL”) in order to eradicate the dangers that it poses to national security. […]

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