Loading...
You are here:  Home  >  News
Latest

Cuba Isn’t Worth the Headache. But See Colombia.

By   /  April 29, 2016  /  International, News, News & Events  /  No Comments

When ‘Cuba’ and ‘national security’ are mentioned in the same sentence, they tend to be followed by phrases like ‘refugee wave,’ ‘Marxist revolutionaries’ and ‘missile crisis.’ The steps towards normalization of relations with the old Communist foe have caused reactions as varied as the embargo is old, but the ship has set sail and Americans […]

Read More →
Latest

United States Sanctions on Iran after the Nuclear Deal

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  Analysis, International, National Security Law, News, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Iran Nuclear Arms Deal is a landmark, but this deal has been heavily criticized due to the United States economic penalties toward Iran. The circumstances in Iran has put the United States in a difficult situation as they have had to rely on sanctions to deter Iranian actions, but Iran has complied with the […]

Read More →
Latest

When Free Speech Becomes Material Support: § 2339 and the Private Sector’s Role in Combatting Terrorist Social Media Propaganda

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  National Security Law, News  /  No Comments

It is well documented that ISIS and other terrorist organizations have made great use of social media platforms to advance their propaganda and to recruit. In response, the United States government has increased its pressure on the private sector to take a more active stance in flagging and removing terrorism-related content. [1] However, the response […]

Read More →
Latest

iConstitution: How Apple is using the Constitution as a basis for its argument against the FBI

By   /  March 1, 2016  /  Cyber-terrorism/Finance/Other, National Security Law, News, News & Events, Pending Cases, Trending Topics, Unsorted  /  No Comments

It’s quite difficult to imagine exactly what the Framers of the Constitution would think of the construal of their document to protect the locked-away iMessages and data of the San Bernardino terrorists. Yet, the principles of the Constitution that Apple is using to rebut the arguments of the FBI protect the rights of the individual […]

Read More →
Latest

National security trumps your constitutional rights, at least civilly

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  Analysis, International, National Security Law, News, News & Events  /  No Comments

The D.C. Circuit recently held in Meshal v. Higgenbotham [1] that an individual cannot sue federal officials for damages stemming from illegal detention practices if the detention occurred abroad. Though the court’s reasoning might have been legitimate, it was also conflated. The case was brought by an American of Egyptian descent who traveled to Somalia […]

Read More →