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Shooting Down North Korean Missiles: A Legal Last Resort

By   /  November 20, 2017  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, Trending Topics, Use of Force  /  No Comments

By Joseph R. Epstein The 2017 threat assessment from the Director of National Intelligence labeled Russia, China, Iran, and The Democratic People’s Republic of [North] Korea (DPRK) as major threats to national security, citing their ambition to develop and modernize weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and the associated delivery systems. Recent developments have elevated a […]

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North Korean Missiles and the Legal Implications for the United States

By   /  October 25, 2017  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Maximilian Raileanu Article V of the Treaty of Mutual Cooperation and Security states that “Each Party recognizes that an armed attack against either Party in the territories under the administration of Japan would be dangerous to its own peace and safety and declares that it would act to meet the common danger . . […]

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Targeted Drone Strikes and the Growing Unrest in Yemen

By   /  January 1, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, International Law, International Security, News & Events, Remote Targeting, Use of Force  /  No Comments

By James Feeney Less than a month after the deadly terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, the United States launched its first-ever deadly targeted drone strike and changed the way the United States conducted warfare in the future. Drone strikes dramatically increased since then and have been used in countries like Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia, […]

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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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Sadly, Trump Could Use Executive Authority to Ban Muslims from Entering U.S.

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Featured, International Law, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on Sadly, Trump Could Use Executive Authority to Ban Muslims from Entering U.S.

By Joshua Arons In a disappointing turn of events, Donald Trump, the recently elected President of the United States could ban Muslims or people from terror ridden countries from entering our country through invoking a provision of the  1952 Immigration and Nationality Act.  Provision 212 (f) of this Act holds that whenever the President finds […]

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