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“Fix NICS”: Potential Emergence of Further Gun Regulations

By   /  January 11, 2018  /  National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Leemor Banai On August 1, 1966, Charles Whitman became the first mass shooter in American history. He killed seventeen people, including his wife and mother, and wounded more than thirty others on the University of Texas – Austin campus. Since then, mass shootings have become more common in today’s society, with two of the […]

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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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Islamophobia: A Cause of Domestic Terrorist Attacks

By   /  December 22, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security  /  No Comments

By Jaime Rosenberg, December 22, 2017 The Islamic State (ISIS) has instilled fear into nations world-wide after conducting over 70 terrorist attacks in 20 different nations. After 9/11, Islamophobia has become an epidemic across the United States and is growing every day. Muslim Americans have felt physically threatened and made to believe that they are […]

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The Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act and Implications on Foreign Sovereign Immunity

By   /  December 19, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, International Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

By Robb Davies Following the enactment of the Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act (JASTA) in September 2016, U.S. law permits litigants to sue foreign states tied to acts of terrorism committed in the United States. Its passage amended the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA), which previously restricted such litigation to claims against foreign states […]

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A New Administration and Sanctions on Russia

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Sammy Hamed Every election has consequences, and every new administration brings with it new policy changes, both domestically and abroad. The President has much more authority to determine foreign policy as Commander-in-Chief and our highest ranking diplomat. The President has the authority to make treaties, appoint ambassadors, and negotiate with other nations. On the […]

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