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Legally Banned: An Overview of President Trump’s Immigration Bans

By   /  February 6, 2018  /  Counterterrorism, Foreign Relations, Immigration, International Security, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By: Ammar Hussain On January 27, 2017, seven days after taking office, President Donald Trump issued an executive order aimed to bar immigrants from seven countries from entering the United States due to national security concerns. The countries included Iraq, Iran, Libya, Sudan, Syria, Somalia, and Yemen. The executive order also aimed to reduce the […]

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The Kurdish Referendum and the Possibility of Secession: A US Choice

By   /  January 24, 2018  /  Featured, Foreign Relations, International Law, International Security  /  Comments Off on The Kurdish Referendum and the Possibility of Secession: A US Choice

By: Rachel Bauer In a referendum on September 25, 2017, approximately 92% of the 3.3 million Kurds and non-Kurds in northern Iraq voted to back secession. The Kurds have been semi-autonomous since the end of the Gulf War in 1991; however, they remain officially part of Iraq, and as such cannot act entirely independently. This […]

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The Legal Irrelevance of the IRGC 13224 Designation

By   /  January 23, 2018  /  Combatting Material Support of Terrorism, Counterterrorism, Dealing with Religious Extremism, Foreign Relations, International Law, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  Comments Off on The Legal Irrelevance of the IRGC 13224 Designation

By: Sam Cutler On October 13, 2017, President Trump designated the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) organization pursuant to Executive Order 13224. E.O. 13224, signed in the aftermath of September 11th, authorizes the State and Treasury departments to designate individuals and entities involved in acts of international terrorism, […]

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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  /  Comments Off on China and the Manmade Islands: Responses from the Obama Administration and the Trump Administration

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

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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