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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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Critical Questions for the Critical Infrastructure Designation for Financial Services

By   /  November 18, 2017  /  Cybersecurity, Cybersecurity Law & Policy, Economy / Trade, Editorial Commentary, Featured  /  No Comments

In light of recent hacks that have exposed the personal financial information of millions of Americans, NSLB’s Symposium Editor, Anthony Bjelke, explores critical questions concerning the designation of financial services as critical infrastructure.

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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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Annual Review of National Security Law

By   /  November 16, 2017  /  Editorial Commentary, Featured, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events  /  No Comments

The 27th Annual Review of the field of National Security Law is taking place today November 16th, and tomorrow Friday, November 17th. Please join the American University Washington College of Law and the National Security Law Brief at the Capital Hilton as we discuss the issues facing national security law. Topics of the review range […]

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A National Security Crisis: President Trump’s Repeal of the Clean Power Plan and U.S. Removal from the Paris Agreement

By   /  November 15, 2017  /  Climate Change, Economy / Trade, Foreign Relations, National Security Law & Policy, Public / Mental Health  /  No Comments

By: Abigail Kittredge One of the most significant and controversial crises facing Americans today is climate change. Despite a minority of skeptics, climate change has become a widely accepted occurrence. Until recently, few governments were focusing on decreasing their country’s emissions of greenhouse gases. The harsh reality is that no single country can alone slow […]

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