Britain’s terror alert system has been raised to its highest level, indicating a possible imminent attack, as authorities investigate the “network” of Salman Abedi, the British man who carried out the deadly suicide bombing at a pop concert in Manchester on Monday night. The U.K.
At an April 27 hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on policy options in Syria titled “After the Missile Strikes,” Charles Lister, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, cautioned the dais on the need to “not rush Raqqa.” On May 9, the Pentagon announced that indeed U.S. President Donald Trump intends to do just that.
Under what conditions may a state lawfully intervene—or otherwise act—in relation to armed conflict in Syria?
As The Airing of Grievances overtakes The Patching of Old Machines, Michael Vatis joins me in identifying all the entities who’ve been blamed for WannaCry, starting with Microsoft for not patching Windows XP until after the damage was done.
Parliamentary politics matter more in Kuwait than other Gulf states, but the monarchy has always been able to manage its internal divisions. Now it's facing an unusually unified elected opposition.
Former CIA Director John Brennan testified before the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence today on Russian interference in the 2016 election, sketching a fuller picture of the origins of the intelligence community’s investigation into Kremlin meddling.
The usual paradigm for thinking about terrorism collapsed on 9/11, and the Islamic State has taken it at least one step further.
The Military Commissions were busy last week in the case against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, Walid bin Attash, Ramzi bin al-Shibh, Ammar al-Baluchi, and Mustafa Ahmad al Hawsawi.
A suicide bombing at a pop concert in the British city of Manchester killed 22 people and wounded 59 other victims late last night. The bomber has been identified as Salman Abedi, a 22-year-old British son of Libyan immigrants, the New York Times reports.
A summary of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York's dismissal of two related complaints against Facebook for allowing "terrorist organizations ... to use its social media platform to further their aims."
Donald Trump visited Saudi Arabia over the weekend on his first foreign trip as president, while U.S. coalition forces in Syria bombed pro-Assad forces.
The President has the power to override the regulation that requires "good cause" to remove special counsel.
Trump’s First Foreign Trip and the Fate of the Paris Agreement: Reading the Tea Leaves from the G7 and NATO Summits
President Trump’s campaign promise to “cancel” the Paris Agreement, and his subsequent statement that he has an “open mind” on the question, will now be transported to the multilateral stage in a setting of high politics.
This post is part of a series written by participants of a conference at Georgia Tech in
The President, through his Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is fighting again with the Office of Government Ethics (OGE). Will the House, the Senate, or both, look beyond the particulars of Russia probe into the basic question of how the Administration functions on rule of law issues?
A comparison of Mutual Legal Assistance (MLA) safeguards in the U.S. and France helps to shape thinking about MLA reform.
Hours after former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn indicated his refusal to comply with a subpoena issued by the Senate Intelligence Committee, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Elijah Cummings has released a letter indicating that Flynn misled Pentagon security clearance investigators on his receipt of payments from the Kremlin-backed Russian television network RT.
Former National Security Advisor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has declined to comply with a subpoena issued by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence to obtain records of Flynn's communications with Russian officials and of his communications with the Trump campaign regarding Russia. Flynn's lawyers sent the below letter to SSCI Chairman Richard Burr and Vice Chairman Mark Warner regarding Flynn's refusal to comply.
Why Is the US More Likely to Sanction Chinese Companies for Supporting Iran than for Supporting North Korea?
Treating China lightly for its support of North Korea is consistent with the approach of the Bush and Obama administrations, but it makes little legal or strategic sense today.