Middle East and North Africa

The First Case of Cyberwar in Non-International Armed Conflict? The Matrix in Iraq

The multi-faction insurgency that has been tearing Iraq apart ever since the fall of Saddam Hussein’s regime in 2003 has often involved the use of such crude and indiscriminate methods and means of warfare as the suicide bomb and the improvised explosive device. But in mid-2014 there were reports that some aspects of the armed conflict had risen to unexpected heights of contemporary sophistication, with the apparent use of cyberspace as a domain for hostilities.

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19
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18
Author: 
David Turns
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UN Security Council Passes Resolution Endorsing Iran Nuclear Deal (July 20, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On July 20, 2015, the UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution endorsing the international agreement

Swiss Court Orders Israel to Pay Iran Billion-Dollar Award in Oil Pipeline Dispute (May 20, 2015)

Author: 
Caitlin Behles

On May 20, 2015, a Swiss Court ordered an Israeli oil company, the Eilat Ashkelon Pipeline Company, to pay Iran $1.1 billion in compensation regarding the revenues from an oil pipeline that began a

Former Blackwater Security Guards Sentenced for Iraq Killings (April 13, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 13, 2015, in U.S. v. Slough, a U.S.

Palestine Joins the International Criminal Court (April 1, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On April 1, 2015, Palestine became a state party to the Rome Statute

Egypt Court Annuls Decision Designating Hamas a Terrorist Organization (March 27, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 27, 2015, an Egyptian court

Security Council Adopts New Resolutions on Libya (March 27, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 27, 2015, acting under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted two resolutions—

UN Human Rights Council Releases Report on ISIL Abuses in Iraq (March 19, 2015)

Author: 
Monica Moyo

On March 19, 2015, the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released a report