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The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By   /  September 15, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, News & Events, Nuclear Nonproliferation  /  Comments Off on The Cost of Nuclear Weapons in the Interest of National Security

By Katherine Youssouf on September 15, 2017 Restricting the Means & Methods of Warfare In 1863, Russian military authorities developed an explosive rifle bullet that detonated upon contact. These bullets, originally developed to destroy ammunition wagons, caused wounds far greater than those needed to overcome an enemy. As a result, Russian Emperor Alexander II convened a […]

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No Predictability, No Peace!

By   /  December 16, 2016  /  National Security Law & Policy, Public Security  /  No Comments

By Ciprian Ivanof The risk of public disorder demands a re-evaluation of the legal framework National Guard forces and the public trust rely on. We live in an age of political uncertainty, violence, and a resulting deep need for predictability. One way we seek to address such things is with model state codes. Model State […]

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The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By   /  November 19, 2016  /  Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Featured, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  Comments Off on The Implications of the Federal Definition of Domestic Terrorism

By Natalie Holland On June 17, 2015, Dylann Roof attacked the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, North Carolina where he shot and killed nine people with the intention of provoking a race war. Later that year, on December 2, 2015, Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot and killed 14 people and seriously […]

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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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Will Obama's Recent National Security Strategy Incite A Color Revolution?

By   /  March 31, 2015  /  Foreign Relations, International Security, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

Under the authority of the Goldwater-Nichols Act, President Obama’s recently updated National Security Strategy may incite a color revolution in Russia.[1] A color revolution is a peaceful, political revolution with the intent to oust a corrupt governing regime. [2]  It has been seen in the past few years in states like Georgia and Ukraine. [3] […]

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