The Legality of an ECOWAS Intervention in Niger

On July 26, 2023, a military junta ousted the democratically elected President of Niger, Mohamed Bazoum, and took him hostage. This coup d’état is one the latest of many coups that have plagued multiple African nations over recent decades. Since 1950, almost half of...

Limitations to the Justice for Victims of War Crimes Act

Introduction In 2010, Jorge Vinicio Sosa Orantes fled his home in Los Angeles to evade Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents that were closing in to arrest him for immigration fraud.  Sosa is a Guatemalan ex-commando who participated in the Dos Erres...

Survive To Drive? Andretti Global’s Fight to Join Formula One’s World Championship

In February this year, the Federation Internationale de l'Automobile (“FIA”), international motorsport’s governing body, announced the organization was to open up the process to expand Formula One (“F1”)’s World Championship, allowing new teams to apply to join the...

Time to START Over

After decades of United States-Russia relations operating under the umbrella of nuclear arms reduction treaties, the world now faces a much more uncertain future. On Tuesday, February 21, 2023, Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Russia was unilaterally...

An Ongoing Crisis in Egypt: Human Rights Abuses

For years, Egypt’s human rights abuses have been known and reported on by journalists in the country hoping to bring the tragedies to light. Only recently, however, has the Egyptian government publicly addressed the issue and set forth initiatives to tackle the problem. Despite the outward perception that change in the country is taking place, the realities seem to remain the same.

China’s New Tech Regulation

Abstract: The Chinese Communist Party has long tightly controlled private sector enterprises. In the past year, that control has taken a new form: board seats.   Over the past several months, China has pivoted from regulating tech companies through fines and...

November 2023


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