The political violence perpetrated by white supremacists in response to Reconstruction and its long-term effects hold lessons for modern counterterrorism policy.
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Over the weekend, the president sent a tweet that seemed to warn of civil war if he were to be impeached and removed from office:
....If the Democrats are successful in removing the President from office (which they will never be), it will cause a Civil War like fracture in this Nation from which our Country will never heal.” Pastor Robert Jeffress, @FoxNews
Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on Order from Chaos.
Editor’s Note: May 22, 2018, marked the twentieth anniversary of referenda in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland that laid the groundwork for one of the most celebrated peace accords in the modern era—the so-called "Good Friday" agreement that ended Catholic-Protestant violence in Northern Ireland and transformed the Provisional Irish Republican Army from terrorist group to political party.
To many Libyan households, the top security threat plaguing their daily lives isn’t the risk of being caught in the crossfire between contending militias, falling victim to a jihadi group, or being kidnapped for ransom. A more unrelenting consequence of Libya’s dysfunctional politics is its monetary crisis. The principal manifestations—chronic shortage of dinar banknotes, along with a weak valuation of the Libyan currency in the black market—first emerged in 2014. Unlike the ongoing civil war, which also began in 2014, the monetary crisis has consistently intensified through the months.
The 19th Annual Grotius Lecture at the ASIL Annual Meeting: Civil War Time from Grotius to the Global War on Terror
Next week is the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington DC. For nearly 20 years, the meeting has begun with the distinguished Grotius Lecture, which takes place on the opening night of the conference. The Grotius Lecture is co-sponsored by ASIL and (I’m pleased to add) my law school, Washington College of Law.