Comments on the ruling in Abu Ghosh v. Attorney-General of the State of Israel.
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Last week, I wrote for Lawfare's feed at Foreign Policy about the ambiguity in the president's Dec. 6 announcement that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The piece begins:
Flynn’s actions on behalf of companies persuading Middle Eastern countries and the Chinese need a thorough investigation to ensure that his advocacy did not, and is not, undermining U.S. national security.
The United States is falling short on its obligations to friends in the region.
Tunisia's new corruption-amnesty law will undermine the country's progress toward democratic governance.
Even if the number of attacks on the U.S. homeland remains low, the Islamic State and its subsequent chaos will threaten U.S. interests in the Middle East for years to come.
Last month, President Trump visited Saudi Arabia and his administration announced that he had concluded a $110 billion arms deal with the kingdom. Only problem is that there is no deal. It’s fake news.
In light of press reports that President Trump may have revealed sensitive counterterrorism information originating from the Israeli government to Russian officials, it’s useful to take a step back and run through what foreign liaison relationships do and why they are important to U.S. counterterrorism.
A summary of Donald Trump's executive order instituting a suspension of entry to the U.S. and issuances of visas for people from Iran, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen (earlier designated as “areas of concern” under the 2016 Consolidated Appropriations Act).
New Syrian Peace Talks Conclude, Iraqi Forces Reach Tigris River, Israel Lifts Settlement Restrictions
Russia is trying to lock down its gains in Syria, Iraqi forces are consolidating control of eastern Mosul, and Netanyahu faces legal trouble just as his political stars align.