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Pressure on Jordan: Refusal to extradite mastermind of deadly 2001 Sbarro suicide bombing in Jerusalem contravenes international law and agreements

By   /  October 28, 2017  /  Counterterrorism, Experts, Featured, Foreign Relations, Global War on Terror, National Security Law, News & Events, Terrorist Trials  /  No Comments

By Michelle Munneke, J.D. 2017, American University Washington College of Law. In March of this year, Jordan expressed its refusal to extradite the self-proclaimed mastermind of the 2001 Sbarro restaurant bombing in Jerusalem, Ahlam Ahmad Al-Tamimi, to the United States to face charges.[1] The attack killed 15 people, including two Americans, and injured another 122, […]

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Congress Should Consider NATO to Fill Gaps in European Security

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

The House Homeland Security Committee Task Force on Combating Terrorist and Foreign Fighter Travel released its final report in September 2015 raising 32 key findings and over 50 commendations for countering terrorist travel.[1] The report states that we are seeing the largest migration of jihadists in history. Over 4,500 Westerners are among the fighters are […]

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Bringing the “Crazy Bastards” Home: Ghailani and his Slow, Torturous Wait for a Speedy Trial

By   /  December 5, 2013  /  Counterterrorism, Featured, National Security Law, Pending Cases, Terrorist Trials, Trending Topics  /  No Comments

Simply stated, the American people do not want to close Guantanamo Bay, which is an isolated, military-controlled facility, to bring these crazy bastards who want to kill us all to the United States.                     – Senator Lindsay Graham I.          Crossruffing Reviving a model created by President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1942 order authorizing a military commission […]

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Article 2(4) and the Rise of the Non-State Actor

By   /  October 29, 2013  /  International Law  /  No Comments

In 1993, Samuel Huntington published The Clash of Civilizations. Huntington theorized that nation states will remain powerful actors in world affairs, but the principal conflicts of global politics will occur between nations and groups of different civilizations. While Huntington’s theory is not perfectly applicable to the world today, it is not without salience. A considerable […]

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House Begins Hearings on Domestic Radicalization of Muslims

By   /  March 14, 2011  /  Unsorted  /  No Comments

On March 10, Representative Peter King (R-NY), chairman of the House Committee on Homeland Security, opened a series of hearings exploring, “The Extent of Radicalization in the American Muslim community and That Community’s Response.” The wisdom of holding these hearings was the subject of much debate in the days preceding. Congressional Democrats, including John Dingell […]

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