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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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Kaspersky, the NSA, and Data Breaches: Bad Security Practices

By   /  November 5, 2017  /  Cybersecurity, Editorial Commentary, Featured, Leaks of Classified Information, National Security Law & Policy, News & Events, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By Ryan Johnston – November 5, 2017 The NSA is one of the foremost agencies responsible for collecting data in the United States, but it has a big problem holding onto its own. It has recently come to light that in 2015 Russian agents stole highly classified NSA materials from a contractor’s personal computer. In […]

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The TSA’s Power to Screen and Prohibit Certain Electronic Devices on Airlines

By   /  October 29, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy, Public Security, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

By John R. Burns  On October 31, 2015, a Russian A321-200 airliner, operated by Metrojet, was blown out of the sky by an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”) operative.  The operative used a bomb hidden in a soda can to bring down the aircraft.  “Russia said explosives weighing up to 1 kilogram, a […]

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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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