Blog Posts: Syria

Can the EU develop an effective response to its Syrian refugee crisis?

An EU plan to resettle 120,000 Syrian refugees is a good start but does not adequately address the problems asylum-seekers face in EU member states, including individual member states' actions that may violate international and EU law on refugees and human rights.

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No Comments | Posted by Madison L. Beveridge on Tue. October 20, 2015 12:44 PM
Categories: European Union, Greece, Hungary, International Human Rights, Islamic State, Italy, Refugees/Asylum, Syria

ICC prosecution targets destruction of ancient religious sites

The ICC case, which follows the destruction of religious and cultural monuments in Mali, is in one sense the first of its kind.

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No Comments | Posted by Kathryn J. Hesman on Tue. October 13, 2015 2:01 PM
Categories: Africa, Insurgency, International Criminal Court, Iraq, Islamic State, Syria, Terrorism, UNESCO, United Nations

Cameron and The Caroline: Are UK drone strikes on ISIS “self-defense”?

An 1837 incident involving Canadian rebels has become a key test for anticipatory self-defense. What does it mean for a recent UK drone strike against ISIS?

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No Comments | Posted by Amanda M. Hayes on Wed. September 23, 2015 9:41 PM
Categories: Insurgency, Islamic State, Law of War, Syria, Terrorism, United Kingdom, United Nations

al-Shahaab Raid Justified by AUMF

On October 5, 2013, US Navy SEALS entered Somalia to capture Kenyan national Abdikadir Mohamed Abdikadir, whose al-Shabaab terrorist group claimed responsibility for the deadly attack on the Westgate shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Considering that U.S. embassy operations are suspended in Somalia, and the United States is not engaged in a direct military conflict with Somalia, was the raid legal?

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No Comments | Posted by Max P. Biedermann on Wed. February 12, 2014 8:00 AM
Categories: Africa, African Union, AUMF, Customary International Law, Kenya, Somalia, Syria, Terrorism

An Unconventional Approach: Syria and Cyber Attacks

The U.S. has focused on Syria’s chemical weapons, but a Syria-based cyberattack on the New York Times has drawn less attention

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No Comments | Posted by Stephen A. Moore on Tue. October 8, 2013 8:00 AM
Categories: Cyberwarfare, Syria, U.N. Security Council

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