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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 […]

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Sign Her Up? Women and Selective Service in a Post-Rostker v. Goldberg Era

By   /  March 3, 2016  /  National Security Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

The Selective Service System was first adopted in 1917 prior to the United States’ participation in World War I.[1] After the country experienced two global wars, the Military Selective Service Act (MSSA) was reenacted in 1948 with the goal of maintaining America’s armed forces.[2] For the purpose of sustaining “adequate armed strength” to “insure the security of […]

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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 […]

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Cyber Security Threats Offer New Legal Challenge to Holding Spies Responsible for Espionage

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  IP, News, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

In December 2014, naturalized US citizen Mostafa Ahmed Awwad was arrested by the FBI for attempting to sell blueprints of the US Navy’s brand-new nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford.[1] Awwad, a former Egyptian citizen and engineer in the Nuclear Engineering and Planning Department of the massive Norfolk Naval Shipyard, had a Secret […]

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NATO Article V and the United States’ Role in the Aftermath of the Paris Terror Attacks

By   /  November 24, 2015  /  Analysis, Events, International, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Following the chaos and tragedy of the recent Paris terror attacks, geopolitical developments are sure to have massive implications in the fight against the Islamic State. French President François Hollande promptly declared the attack “an act of war”, and has coordinated with Russia to launch an extensive bombing campaign against ISIL targets in Syria. However, Hollande […]

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