A summary of Joint Doctrine Publication 0-30.2, the United Kingdom Ministry of Defence’s recently published guide to the U.K.’s operative principles on the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems.
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The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has issued judgments in two appeals concerning EU counterterrorism sanctions against Hamas and the LTTE (Tamil Tigers). The judgments offer a relatively permissive interpretation of the EU Council’s procedural obligations in extending existing counterterrorism designations compared to that of the EU General Court.
If the current exit polls for the UK election are correct, the Conservatives have lost their majority in Parliament.
This Thursday, while Americans watch former FBI Director James Comey’s Senate Intelligence Committee testimony, citizens in the United Kingdom will be making their way to the polls to select members of Parliament for the second time in just two years. Let’s outline the whats, whys, hows, and so-whats of the upcoming election—with a particular focus on Brexit and security.
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A review of Marco Duranti, The Conservative Human Rights Revolution: European Identity, Transnational Politics, and the Origins of the European Convention (Oxford University Press, 2016).