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A New Administration and Sanctions on Russia

By   /  November 21, 2017  /  Foreign Relations, National Security Law, National Security Law & Policy  /  No Comments

By Sammy Hamed Every election has consequences, and every new administration brings with it new policy changes, both domestically and abroad. The President has much more authority to determine foreign policy as Commander-in-Chief and our highest ranking diplomat. The President has the authority to make treaties, appoint ambassadors, and negotiate with other nations. On the […]

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United States Sanctions on Iran after the Nuclear Deal

By   /  April 12, 2016  /  International Law, National Security Law, 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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Panel Report Released on North Korea Sanctions

By   /  November 14, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Recently, the Panel of Experts established pursuant to U.N. Security Council resolution 1874 (2009) released a final report of its findings and recommendations on implementation of Security Council resolutions 1718 (2006) and 1874 (2009). These resolutions concerned sanctions that the Security Council has imposed on the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (North Korea) in order […]

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United States Waives Child Soldier Penalties

By   /  October 31, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On December 23, 2008, Congress passed the Child Soldiers Prevention Act of 2008. This Act created prohibitions on offering various forms of assistance–particularly military assistance– to countries that recruit or use child soldiers (generally a child under 18 in most circumstances). Recently, the media ([1][2][3]) has been jumping on the story that President Obama has […]

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Iran and World Bank (con't)

By   /  October 17, 2010  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

Last week, I wrote that I was going to consider Iran’s complaints about how the World Bank has been handling loans to the country. The gist is that Iran has complained that the World Bank is acting politically in disbursing loans instead of maintaining a neutral stance as a facilitator of world development and poverty […]

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