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

By   /  January 6, 2016  /  IP, 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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What's in a Name: China and Japan’s Claim to Territorial Islands and President Obama’s ‘Pivot Towards Asia’

By   /  March 10, 2015  /  International Law, National Security Law, News & Events  /  No Comments

Five barren rocks in the East China Sea, over 100 miles from shore, are home to a growing international dispute between China, Japan, and their allies. Control over the islands have switched hands over the past several centuries but only since 1969, when the United Nations Economic Commission for Asia and the Far East (ECAFE) […]

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GameOver ZeuS: Combatting the Global Threat of CyberCrime

By   /  February 6, 2015  /  International Law, National Security Law  /  No Comments

Although cybercrime is no longer a new threat to global security, it has remained an important and growing concern for both domestic and international law enforcement agencies. The very nature of cybercrime requires American law enforcement agencies to reach out to their international counterparts to work together in tracking down criminals. This need for international […]

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South China Sea Arbitration: Sink, Swim, or Abstain

By   /  January 28, 2015  /  International Law, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

China and the Philippines are locked in ongoing international arbitration related to the legality of Chinese claims to a vast section of the South China Sea (SCS).  The Arbitral Tribunal is not expected to reach a decision until late 2015 at the earliest, and even then, it is unlikely that competing claims to the SCS […]

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Tossing the Baby Out with the Bathwater: Avoiding Protectionism While Using Existing Law to Safeguard Against Counterfeit Chinese Goods

By   /  December 26, 2012  /  Featured  /  No Comments

BACKGROUND: The practice of counterfeiting has been a marketplace problem for centuries. Whenever an original product has a marketable value, there will likely always be those who seek to attain the superior value of the original attached to an inferior, imitated product. Thus, it should come as no real surprise that in today’s economic marketplace, […]

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