ICC Prosecutor: Demolishing Khan al-Ahmar a War Crime

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by Edo Konrad Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court Fatou Bensouda issued a stern warning to Israel officials on Wednesday, saying she will not “hesitate to take any appropriate action” should they demolish the Bedouin village of Khan al-Ahmar and… Continue Reading  

Trump’s Scorched Earth Tour of Europe

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by Mitchell Plitnick Like many other US citizens, I get very nervous every time Donald Trump goes to meet with foreign leaders. Whether they are friend, foe, competitor, or ally, it seems almost inevitable that Trump will find a creative… Continue Reading  

A New Security Order Needed in the Persian Gulf

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by Javad Heiran-Nia Late last year in Manama, Bahrain, British Prime Minister Theresa May assured Persian Gulf oil monarchies that the United Kingdom’s anti-Iran posture would remain unchanged under her leadership. Iranian “influence fuels instability in the region,” she told… Continue Reading  

An Order That Will Increase Terrorism

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by Paul R. Pillar Donald Trump’s efforts, during his first week in office, to give substance to his campaign rhetoric have involved executive orders that have generated reactions ranging from bemusement over their vagueness to worried waiting for other shoes… Continue Reading  

In Defense of a Liberal Order

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by Justus de Visser The world is endangered, not yet by armed conflict between major powers, but by climate change, migration trends, and a growing neglect of norms and values that have underpinned the post-war global order. So, Your Honor,… Continue Reading