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on July 2, 2013 at 7:11 pm

The NSA Surveillance Controversy: How the Ratchet Effect Can Impact Anti-Terrorism Laws

King’s College London PhD student Austen D. Givens explores some of the ways in which the “ratchet effect” can impact anti-terrorism laws, making them difficult to scale back, and offers a set of policy recommendations to mitigate its effects. Photo courtesy of Getty Images

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on June 24, 2013 at 6:31 am

Are We Reaching a Tipping Point? How Contemporary Challenges Are Affecting the Military Necessity-Humanity Balance

Major Shane R. Reeves and Lieutenant Colonel Jeffrey S. Thurnher address the relationship between the principles of military necessity and humanity, and warn that an overemphasis on humanity may be unfolding in the contexts of the “capture or kill” debate, autonomous weapons systems, and cyber warfare. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

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on May 12, 2013 at 5:55 pm

On Wikipedia, Lawfare, Blogs, and Sources

Benjamin Wittes and Stephanie Leutert discuss the stifling effects of Wikipedia censorship on the national discussion of Lawfare. Photo courtesy of Reuters

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on April 28, 2013 at 9:57 am

VIDEO: 2013 NSJ Symposium

Jeh Johnson and others discuss human rights, IHL, and becoming a national security lawyer

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on March 25, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Recent Developments in Courtroom Lawfare

Gerard J. Kennedy, Innokenty Pyetranker, and Manik Suri shed light on two recent Second Circuit opinions that will likely have an enduring impact on civil terrorism-related lawsuits. Photo courtesy of Twin Cities Business.

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on March 9, 2013 at 1:27 pm

U.S. Cements Presence in West Africa

Michael Robertson: A new drone base in West Africa raises questions about the future of U.S. national security policy in this volatile region. Photo courtesy of Lonely Planet.

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on February 28, 2013 at 8:15 am

Former DoD General Counsel to speak at spring symposium: Blurring Boundaries: Human Rights in Armed Conflicts

Jeh Johnson, General Counsel for the Defense Department from 2009-2012, will headline the day long event

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on February 22, 2013 at 7:00 pm

The New Tools of Counterterrorism: Combating Illicit Finance and Imposing Sanctions

Menno Goedman explains how one Treasury office has become a potent weapon in fighting terrorism and destabilizing regimes. Photo Courtesy of AP.

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on February 7, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Are All Terrorizers “Terrorists”?

Sean K. Driscoll: The New York State Court of Appeals has made clear that the definition of “terrorism” does not encompass gang violence. Photo courtesy of Getty Images.

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on February 5, 2013 at 2:07 pm

Autonomous Weapon Systems and International Humanitarian Law: A Reply to the Critics

Prof. Michael N. Schmitt responds to the recent Human Rights Watch report, Losing Humanity, and argues it blurs the distinction between international humanitarian law’s prohibitions on weapons per se and those on the unlawful use of otherwise lawful weapons. Photo courtesy Sandia National Laboratories

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