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International Regulation of Areas Beyond National Jurisdiction: Negotiations on a New Legal Structure for the High Seas

In Sept. 2018, the first intergovernmental conference convened on a legally binding mechanism under UNCLOS related to conservation and sustainable use of marine biological diversity on the high seas.

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The National Security Strategy and the Middle East, Trump's Jerusalem Mess, and Riyadh's Nuclear Plans

The NSS illustrates the administration’s waning influence in the Middle East, Amb. Haley doubles down on recognizing Jerusalem at the United Nations, and why Saudi Arabia’s pursuit of nuclear power plants matters.

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