Arms Control and Non-proliferation

Federal Court Dismisses Lawsuit to Protect U.S. Secrets Concerning Iran (March 23, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 23, 2015, the U.S.

U.S. to Destroy Chemical Weapons in Compliance with 1997 Chemical Weapons Convention (February 4, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

To meet its obligations under the 1997 Convention on the Prohibition of the Development, Production

U.S. Federal Judge Dismisses Marshall Islands Suit Alleging U.S. Breach of Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons Treaty (February 3, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On February 3, 2015, a U.S.

General Court of the European Union Rules Iranian Company May Recover Damages for Improper Sanctions (November 25, 2014)

Author: 
Marina Barakatt

On November 25, 2014, the General Court of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the Court)

Arms Trade Treaty to Enter into Force with 50th Ratification (September 28, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On September 28, 2014, eight states ratified the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT), bringing the total

MH17 and the Missile Threat to Aviation

The shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 (MH17) over Ukraine on July 17, 2014 shows how vulnerable we all are when we travel.  It was, said the Director of the International Airline Transport Association, “an attack against the air transport system which is an instrument of peace.”[1]

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18
Issue: 
19
Author: 
Barry Kellman
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UN Secretary-General Urges Renewed Commitment to World Free of Nuclear Weapons (August 29, 2014)

Author: 
Nicole R. Tuttle

On August 29, 2014, Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called for a renewed commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons and nuclear tests.

India's Nuclear Tests

India's five underground nuclear explosions detonated on May 11-13, 1998, raise such international law questions as these: Is India prohibited by any applicable treaty or customary rule of international law from testing or possessing nuclear weapons? Is there any other source of international law that might prohibit India's testing or possessing nuclear weapons? If India may test and possess them, under what circumstances would it be lawful to use them? Do India's tests provide any other states, such as Pakistan, with legal justification to conduct their own nuclear tests? 
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3
Issue: 
5
Author: 
Frederic L. Kirgis
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Weapons of Mass Destruction and International Law

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            The perceived threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD) has become one of the most important issues on foreign policy and national security agendas. The WMD threat has, for example, profoundly influenced the Bush administration's national security and homeland security strategies. [1] For the United States and like-minded allies, Iraq's alleged possession of WMD has become a casus belli. The rise to prominence of the WMD threat raises questions about the role of international law concerning WMD in this new environment.
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Volume: 
8
Issue: 
3
Author: 
David P. Fidler
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