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US/Somalia: Allegations of International Law Violations

The majority of States, including the U.S., are bound by the Geneva Conventions of 1949 which requires member states to treat persons not engaged in hostilities humanely.[1] The convention further prohibits “violence to the life and person [not engaged in hostilities], in particular murder of all kinds, mutilation, cruel treatment and torture.”[2] International Humanitarian Law […]

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Source: Greg Groesch/The Washington Times

Serbia-Kosovo Normalization Discussions Unravel

The relations between Serbia and Kosovo have long been tense. After many years of conflict, Kosovo declared its independence from Serbia in 2008.[1] Since then, Serbia has refused to recognize Kosovo as an independent state.[2] In recent years, however, Kosovo and Serbia have commenced discussions to normalize their relations and come to an agreement.[3] Part […]

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Source: BBC World

CITGO: Where Big Business meets National Crisis

Turmoil in Venezuela has been an ongoing reality for the past several years and one company in particular is now caught in the crosshairs between their own government’s bad behavior and world-wide sanctions and condemnation. Citgo is the U.S. subsidiary of the state owned Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A (PDVSA) in Venezuela, which is wholly owned […]

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Election Hacking: Ushering in a New Era of an Age-Old Problem

Introduction In an age of perpetual information influx, nobody should be surprised that the technology that captures your attention may be programmed to deceive you. Yet, on the eve of the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, people were shaken when reports of Russian election interference began to surface. After the highly politicized news settled, it became […]

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Source: The Washington Post

Duty to Repatriate: The Case of Foreign Combatants in Kurdish Prisons

I. Introduction The Kurdish militias in Northern Syria have taken hundreds of foreign detainees over the course of their recent offensive against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL).[1]  The Kurdish position is that their home countries should repatriate them, but few countries have consented to do so.[2] The situation of the detainees […]

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The EU-Turkey Statement – Questions on Legality and Efficiency

Introduction The European Union (“EU”) has been facing challenges in recent years related to the large number of people who want to come to Europe. Although the ongoing conflicts in Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, and Eritrea were not new, the influx of people migrating to Europe had peaked in 2015. An overwhelming flow of smuggled […]

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The US and Corporate Social Responsibility in International Business Transactions: Has Anything Changed?

“You knock, and you knock, and you knock, and you knock, and you knock, and one day they are going to hear” Asma Jahangir, Pakistani Human Rights Lawyer and Activist With the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) movement gaining more and more momentum in the consumer, investment and legal spheres,[1] expectations towards companies have increased significantly. […]

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NAFTA’s failure could create an immigration crisis in the United States

Although the controversy surrounding the North Atlantic Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) typically revolves around jobs and trade, NAFTA impacts more than just trade relations; it also has a major influence on immigration patterns in the United States. President Trump threatened to include immigration control as part of NAFTA re-negotiations when he recently tweeted “[t]hey must […]

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Source: CNBC

Trouble in the Arctic?

The Arctic, a region that proved elusive to explorers for centuries, is now more important than ever. As ice thaws and the Arctic warms at a rate twice that of the global average,[1] international interest and attention in the region has piqued. The combination of natural resources, potential new trade routes, and strategic interests holds […]

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Booming startup tech sector in Palestine provides hope for future industry success.
Source: The Technews

Investment Mechanisms Driving the Tech Startup Boom in Palestine

Despite the ongoing Israeli military occupation, Palestinian technology startups have flourished in recent years, providing a glimpse of an independent economy and overall improved quality of life for Palestinians. While more traditional forms of industry—such as textiles, agriculture, and manufacturing—have failed under the obstacles of the occupation, the tech sector is uniquely poised to transcend […]

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