Law and Institutions

Professor Michael Glennon on the Rise of the American System of Double Government

November 7, 2014 by Michael Glennon
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In his latest book, National Security and Double Government, Professor Michael Glennon challenges common understandings of American government institutions and provides daunting insights into the nature of the U.S. national security apparatus.

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Will Extremist Buddhism Undermine Myanmar’s Path to Democracy?

November 2, 2014 by Susan Hayward
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To address the anxieties at the root of anti-Muslim movements, Myanmar needs a multifaceted approach that includes Buddhist counterarguments and rule of law reforms.

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Foreign Policy in the Time of Cholera

October 23, 2014 by Adam Houston, Peggy Chateauneuf and Beatrice Lindstrom
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In response to a lawsuit filed against the United Nations for introducing cholera into Haiti, the U.S. is coming to the UN’s defense, supporting its legal immunity. In so doing, it has missed a critical opportunity to further its stated foreign policy goals.

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The Venezuelan Paradox

October 9, 2014 by Juan Carlos Portilla
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Even while Venezuela currently seeks a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council, its government continues to repress the rights of its citizens and detain members of the political opposition. Such human rights abuses constitute behavior that should bar Venezuela from a Security Council seat.

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Human Rights Promotion Backfiring as “World War LGBT” Shakes Eurasia

August 30, 2014 by Kyle Rohrich
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Russia and the West are fighting the greatest geopolitical battle since the end of the Cold War not with nuclear arms races, aerial warfare, or military buildups. Rather, the most prevalent form of weaponry in the standoffs in Ukraine and throughout Eurasia is as unique as it is effective: the gays.

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It Will Take a Village, Creativity, and Collaboration

August 26, 2014 by Christina Ayiotis
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In a knowledge-based, inter-connected, global economy where technology enables productivity without geographical boundaries, information assets and formal intellectual property take on incredible importance.

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