Foreign Policy and International Law

Chinese Supreme Court Threatens Jail for Those Caught Fishing in Disputed South China Sea Waters (August 2, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On August 2, 2016, China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) issued an advisory ruling (not yet available in print) that those caught fishing ille

U.S. Government Releases Guidance on Capture and Kill Operations Against Terrorist Targets Outside of the United States and Areas of Active Hostilities (August 6, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On August 6, 2016, the United States released a redacted version of the Presidenti

Swiss Federal Tribunal Rules Israel Must Pay Iran in Dispute over Eliat-Ashkelon Pipeline (August 12, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On August 12, 2016, the Swiss Federal Tribunal ordered Israel to pay $1.1 billion to Iran in a decades-old dispute relating to the Eliat-Ashkelon Pipeline.

Russia and China Issue Joint Declaration on Promotion and Principles of International Law (June 25, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On June 25, 2016, the Russian Federation and the People's Republic of China issued a

U.S. Releases Documents on Civilian Casualties from Counterterrorism Strikes (July 1, 2016)

Author: 
Doug Cantwell

On July 1, 2016, the U.S. government released two documents on civilian causalities resulting from U.S. counterterrorism strikes abroad.

Israel and Turkey Agree to Resume Full Diplomatic Relations, Ending Six-year Rift (June 27, 2016)

Author: 
Aldo Perez

On June 27, 2016, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that

United Kingdom Votes to Leave European Union (June 23, 2016)

Author: 
Mary Snover

On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum on whether to leave or remain in the European Union. A nationwide majority of 51.9 percent voted to leave.

Court of Justice of the European Union Rules States Cannot Imprison non-EU Citizens for Illegal Entry (June 7, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On June 7, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union

U.S., U.K., EU, France, and Germany Publish Joint Statement on Implementation of Iran Nuclear Deal (May 19, 2016)

Author: 
Douglas Cantwell

On May 19, 2016, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security issued a

U.S. Lifts Arms Ban on Vietnam (May 23, 2016)

Author: 
Catherina Valenzuela-Bock

On May 23, 2016, President Barack Obama announced that the U.S. will fully lift the arms embargo on Vietnam.