Aerial photo of Chinese land reclamation in the Spratly Islands (Photo: AP)
Zack Bluestone is a third-year student at Harvard Law School, where he is Managing Editor of the Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and Vice President of the National Security & Law Association. Zack has worked in all three branches of the federal government, including legal internships with the Office of the Chief Prosecutor of Military Commissions at the U.S. Department of Defense, the Office of the President Pro Tempore of the U.S. Senate, and the Administrative Office of the U.S. Federal Courts. Zack graduated summa cum laude from Georgetown University with B.S. in Foreign Service and earned his MBA from the University of Oxford.
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Yesterday at Guantanamo, 10/21 Session: Hearing Canceled as Translators “Can’t Do Two Things at One Time”
Camp Justice was quiet yesterday. Based on the need for translators to complete a last-minute assignment, Judge Pohl cancelled a pre-trial hearing scheduled for Wednesday in the military commission trial of five Guantanamo Bay detainees accused of orchestrating the September 11th attacks.
Littoral combat ship USS Fort Worth patrols near the Spratlys (Photo: MC2 Conor Minto/U.S. Navy)
USTR Michael Froman with TPP-partner trade ministers (Photo: Erik S. Lesser/European Pressphoto Agency)
Before concluding his first state visit to the U.S., Xi Jinping traveled several hours north from Washington to tick another item off his list of firsts as PRC Premier: addressing the UN General Assembly. Mr.
Welcome to the first edition of Water Wars, our new weekly roundup of the latest news, analysis, and opinions related to ongoing tensions in the South and East China Seas. Each Friday, we’ll provide an overview of what you need to know to stay current on the rapidly-evolving security situation in the Asian Pacific. If you are aware of relevant news, developments, or documents, please email Zack Bluestone.
Mr. Xi Comes to America