International law and U.S. foreign policy provide powerful reasons to require clearer direction from the political branches before ordering the turnover of Afghan central bank assets to U.S. judgment creditors.
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Disagreement Between the ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II and the Office of the Prosecutor Regarding the Afghanistan Situation
The ICC Pre-Trial Chamber II’s authorization to resume the investigation into the Afghanistan situation comes amid a disagreement with the Office of the Prosecutor regarding the temporal scope of the investigation and the alleged incidents it covers.
Though the situation in Afghanistan appears to be hopeless, lessons from similar cases from around the world can help to chart a path to a better future for Afghanistan.
Judge Mehta’s 2021 decision granting Guantanamo Bay detainee Asadullah Haroon Gul’s writ of habeas corpus defines what the government must show to prove that a member of a former “associated force” should also be considered a part of al-Qaeda.
Despite international efforts to press for a more inclusive Taliban government in Afghanistan, that will not materialize, as it would not be in the interest of the Taliban’s survival or stability.
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The United States should be exploring new approaches for attaining its counterterrorism goals.
The United States has a range of options for its new Afghanistan policy.