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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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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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Updates Pending: The Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in the Microsoft Ireland Case

By   /  November 13, 2017  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, Fourth Amendment, International Law, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events, Pending Cases, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By: Jen Goss, November 13, 2017  In October, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in the case of United States v. Microsoft Corp. A Supreme Court decision in this case will provide the government and service providers with an answer to “whether a United States provider of email services must comply with a probable-cause-based warrant issued […]

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Pressure on Jordan: Refusal to extradite mastermind of deadly 2001 Sbarro suicide bombing in Jerusalem contravenes international law and agreements

By   /  October 28, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Experts, Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

By Michelle Munneke, J.D. 2017, American University Washington College of Law. In March of this year, Jordan expressed its refusal to extradite the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 2001 Sbarro restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, Ahlam Ahmad Al-Tamimi, to the United States to face charges.[1] The attack killed 15 people, including two Americans, and injured another 122, […]

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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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