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UNCLOS-er than ever; why the U.S. should learn to stop worrying and love the law of the sea

By   /  December 19, 2013  /  International Law, News & Events, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Robert Ballard, the oceanographer best known for discovering the wreckage of the RMS Titanic, has embarked on a ten-year project to map the U.S. underwater continental shelf. With a total combined area of 4.69 million square miles, the U.S. has the largest underwater holding in the world. These underwater seabeds are estimated to contain abundant natural resources critical to defense […]

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Karzai Likely to Admit to Insufficient Vote Result

By   /  October 19, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

As was posted earlier, Afghan President Hamid Karzai is facing increased political pressure following the Afghan presidential election. AP has just reported that Karzai may likely admit that he did not breach the 50% electoral result necessary to avoid a runnoff. The election results and Karzai’s subsequent conduct will have significant consequences for US foreign […]

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Friends, Not Allies

By   /  September 14, 2009  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

The NYTimes reviews Nicholas Thompson’s new book “The Hawk and the Dove,” a biography on two of the most famous foreign policy makers in the United States; George Kennan, the architect of containment strategy, and Paul Nitze, who shaped the containment policy throughout of the 20th century.

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