The Justice Department’s announcement earlier this week that it had taken custody of the third person to be charged in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103 is the latest in 34 years of U.S. actions to prosecute the perpetrators, hold the Libyan government accountable, and secure compensation for the victims.
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The U.S. Department of State filing recognized Mohammed bin Salman’s sovereign immunity in the lawsuit brought by the fiancée of Jamal Khashoggi, Hatice Cengiz, stemming from his killing in 2018.
The 800-page report collates the views and practices of the United States in public and private international law from the past year.
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A recent State Department legal analysis highlights the unique roles that the United States plays in interpreting and enforcing maritime law in the South China Sea. This legal diplomacy also illustrates methodological challenges of customary international law.
The State Department must retain the focus of top leadership and continue to work with Congress to ensure the long-term success of its new technology-focused bureau and special envoy.
Documents like CYBERCOM's 2018 Command Vision are less provocative in the context of other directives, but who in the U.S. government takes precedence in constructing cyber norms?
At 2 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 13, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing to evaluate the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and related policy. The committee will hear testimony from Secretary of State Antony Blinken.
This isn’t the first time that the United States has had to reconsider its relationship with a resurgent Taliban—or a chaotic and uncertain Afghanistan.