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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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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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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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