The Great Data Race:  Lessons from EU Cyber Law

The Great Data Race: Lessons from EU Cyber Law

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Since 2014, the EU has created a cyber law and policy regime that is economically dominant, locally secure, and morally defensible. The U.S. has much to learn from the EU’s global and domestic cyber strategy that has propelled the Union forward.

Gulen Extradition

Gulen Extradition

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The Trump Administration and recent Fourth Circuit precedent could change U.S. receptiveness toward the extradition request for the exiled Turkish cleric, Fethullah Gulen, who has been able to avoid expulsion from the United States for the past seventeen years.

South Korea Waits for Constitutional Court’s Decision on Presidential Impeachment Case

South Korea Waits for Constitutional Court’s Decision on Presidential Impeachment Case

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Political scandal surrounding Park Geun-hye, the first female president of South Korea, and Choi Sun-sil, a religious cult leader and friend of Park, have resulted in the national assembly’s passing of a motion to impeach her last month. The Constitutional Court is reviewing the motion and hearing arguments from the prosecution and the defense side to decide whether her charges merit impeachment.

The Dim Future of the Iran Deal Under the Trump Administration

The Dim Future of the Iran Deal Under the Trump Administration

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The inauguration of U.S. President Trump calls into question America’s commitment to several international agreements. Notable among these is the Iran nuclear deal which Mr. Trump has called, “the worst deal ever negotiated.” Although a legal avenue potentially exists for challenging President Trump’s unilateral renouncement of the deal should he choose to do so, the future of the Iran nuclear deal under the Trump administration does not look particularly bright.

ICC Secures First Conviction for Destruction of Cultural Heritage

ICC Secures First Conviction for Destruction of Cultural Heritage

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In September of 2016, the International Criminal Court secured its first conviction for destruction of cultural heritage, sentencing Ansar Dine’s Ahmad Al-Faqi Al-Mahdi to nine years behind bars. Al-Mahdi pled guilty to destroying over a dozen mausoleums and shrines in Timbuktu, many of which were UNESCO World Heritage Sites. His conviction establishes an interesting precedent for the ICC, in essence inviting similar cases in the future.