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By Zihang Liu* With the precarious situation unfolding in the South China Sea and the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands over the past several months, the world’s attention has been drawn to China’s pivotal role of maintaining stability in the Asia-Pacific region. As…
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by Ellen R. Wald* Last June, the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) in northern Iraq set September 25 as the date for a referendum on Kurdish independence. At the time, the decision received almost no notice. Now, with September 25 less than a week away,…
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The United Nations Security Council on Thursday (September 21) approved the creation of a U.N. investigative team to collect, preserve and store evidence in Iraq of acts by Islamic State that may be war crimes, crimes against humanity or genocide. The…
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By Joseph Dethomas, On Monday evening, the United Nations Security Council quickly and unanimously passed another sanctions resolution against North Korea in a rapid response to its sixth—and strongest—nuclear weapons test just days earlier. In the…
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GENEVA, Sept. 15, 2017 – A United Nations expert group has urged States to establish a comprehensive, legally binding instrument to regulate private military and security companies (PMSCs). The call from the UN Working Group on the use of mercenaries…
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The Iranian Judiciary has issued a ruling demanding that the US government pay around 245 million dollars in damage to a number of victims of chemical attacks carried out by Saddam Hussein’s troops during the 1980 to 1988 imposed war on Iran.       …
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by Joseph Chinyong Liow* Many analysts lament the lack of strategic vision in the Trump administration’s approach to the South China Sea. Such a strategy can be crafted on five pillars: international law, deterrence, incentives, diplomatic engagement, and…
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A wide-ranging legal complaint has been filed by Qatar with the World Trade Organization (WTO) on Monday to challenge the trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the United Arab Emirates, according to the director of Qatar’s WTO office Ali Alwaleed…
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On Thursday, the US Senate approved a sanctions bill against Russia that would ban President Donald Trump from ending or easing sanctions without congressional approval. The bill will enter into force after Trump’s signature. The new bill passed by both…
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The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) has asked all member states to abide by and comply with the Chicago Convention, and continue cooperation regarding aviation’s safety and security and international civil aviation’s efficiency and…
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