DPRK is either not a state party to various agreements that it might otherwise have violated or the agreements to which it is a state party do not apply in this case because it is not in an armed conflict with Malaysia.
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Will the termination of the ICANN IANA contract involve the transfer of US government property? The GAO says "no" but the US government seems to be taking an inconsistent position ...and the uncertainty needs to be resolved.
Does Iran’s publication of the images of American sailors seized in the Persian Gulf and subsequently released implicate Article 13 of the Third Geneva Convention?
The prospect of the ICC acquiring jurisdiction over the crime of aggression is becoming real. The United States is the loudest critic and has the most reason to be concerned.
The UN Security Council has adopted Resolution 2249, condemning ISIS’s recent attacks and exhorting all states to prevent and suppress the group’s terrorist activities. The Resolution is in some ways a predictable, but contains a provision worth parsing from an international law perspective.
Fadi Chehade, the CEO of the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), has announced his intention to step down, effective March 2016. The United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). That authority is currently conducted by ICANN under contract to the Department of Commerce. Current plans are for Commerce to
That is the title of a paper I recently co-authored with former Secretary of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff. We wrote it for the Global Commission on Internet Governance, a commission chaired by former Swedish Prime Minister Carl Bildt. Here's the introductory paragraph:
By now readers of this blog know, the United States is in the midst of a transition that will, when completed, give up its contractual control of the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA). That authority is currently conducted by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) under contract to the Department of Commerce. Current plans are for Commerce to end the contract in September 2015, and let ICANN manage the IANA function on its own. Some, includi
A bit late, but one more observation about the New York Times editorial calling for cyber arms control. In their words, "the best way forward [to reduce cyber threats] is to accelerate international efforts to negotiate limits on the cyberarms race,” in much the same way that we did with the nuclear arms control treaties of the Cold War.
The Senate panel, led by Chairman John Thune (R-SD), will discuss internet governance matters this morning at 10:00 a.m.