on December 11, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Yemen: Is the U.S. Breaking the Law?

Oona Hathaway, Aaron Haviland, Srinath Reddy Kethireddy and Alyssa T. Yamamoto argue that continued logistical support by the U.S. of the Saudi-led coalition’s intervention in Yemen’s civil war may violate several international and domestic laws.

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on November 8, 2018 at 5:59 pm

A Quantum Leap in International Law on Cyberwarfare: An Analysis of International Cooperation with Quantum Computing on the Horizon

In our latest Student Article, Dominic Rota, Belmont University College of Law ’18, discusses the implications of the advent of quantum computing on the international legal regulation of cyberwarfare.

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on September 5, 2018 at 8:54 am

Intelligence Collection of the People, by the People and for the People: How Crowdsourcing the Detection of WMDs Could Change the Way We Protect Ourselves

by Jonathan Fischbach

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on August 27, 2018 at 9:42 am

Not Your Grandfather’s Zone of Twilight: Civil Military Relationships in Debatably Legal Precision Strikes

by Major Dan Maurer—Limited strikes of debatable legality, such as the Trump Administration’s strike against Syrian chemical weapons facilities last spring, are likely to continue happening. Major Dan Maurer of the U.S. Army outlines 13 generic questions to guide senior military officers as they discuss planning these missions with civilian decision-makers.

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on July 3, 2018 at 10:26 am

5G, Standard-Setting, and National Security

by Eli Greenbaum—The Trump Administration recently blocked Broadcom’s proposed acquisition of Qualcomm, citing concerns about Chinese involvement in the process of establishing a technical standard for 5G networks. Eli Greenbaum of Yigal Arnon & Co. argues that these concerns defy longstanding U.S. positions and are unfounded.

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on June 13, 2018 at 10:30 am

Overseeing or Interfering? A Functional Alternative to Congressional Oversight in Intelligence and Operations

by Major Sean B. Zehtab—How should we design oversight of cyber-operations and intelligence gathering as such operations will increasingly take place at the tactical level? Major Sean B. Zehtab of the U.S. Army argues that we should look to the Command Operations Review Board of the U.S. Special Operations Command for guidance.

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on May 18, 2018 at 11:43 am

Water Scarcity: The Most Understated Global Security Risk

By Major David J. Stuckenberg and Dr. Anthony L. Contento — This Article examines the global state of freshwater scarcity and the often-neglected linkages of water scarcity to economic, social, political, legal, and security consequences arising from disruptions, failures, or attacks on water access and distribution systems. Poorly understood links between access to adequate water and national stability pose severe global security risks.

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on January 11, 2018 at 11:42 am

The Ebola Fighters: Uncharted Territory, or a Repeat of Past Shortcomings?

By Maj. Richard Hossfeld; Brooke Hossfeld; Maj. David Dixon — Instead of waiting passively for effective WHO reform, the United States Government—which currently provides more funding to the WHO than any other member—should act as the authority to influence disease response coordination and declare epidemic and/or pandemic outbreak on behalf of the world.

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on January 8, 2018 at 10:57 am

Drones as Crime-Fighting Tools in 2020: Legal and Normative Considerations

It’s 2020 and Boston has become a haven for homicide. Believing that an uptick in drug trafficking is responsible for the uptick in homicides—and left behind by its inability to break into the traffickers’ encrypted devices and communications—the Boston Police Department has a potential solution to its unsolved homicide problem: drones.

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on November 7, 2017 at 9:02 am

Aloke Chakravarty at Harvard Law School

On November 2, 2017, Assistant U.S. Attorney Aloke Chakravarty visited Harvard Law School to reflect on his experience as he comes to the end of his service in the Department of Justice (“DOJ”). He also discussed how the field of national security prosecution has evolved since the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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