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Now facing further rounds of terror attack, Israel must prepare itself along the intersecting dimensions of law and strategy. Law, the first dimension, is universal. It applies to all combatants, everywhere. Strategy, the second dimension, is integral to the creation and maintenance of any single state’s national security policies. From the beginning, a recurrent Palestinian [...]

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Law students and lawyers in Afghanistan are filing reports with JURIST on the situation there after the Taliban takeover. Here, a law student in Kabul reports on new foreign influences in Afghanistan and growing signs of corruption and hypocrisy in the Taliban government that run contrary to their long-stated values. For privacy and security reasons, [...]

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A 42-year-old mother and former schoolteacher from Kansas faces terrorism charges in US federal court for having allegedly led an all-women Islamic State battalion, trained children to use suicide belts and heavy weapons, and planning to attack an American college, according to materials released by the Department of Justice on Saturday. Defendant Allison Fluke-Ekren stands [...]

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A criminal complaint was registered Friday against Indian politician and former union minister Salman Khurshid over statements made in his recent book ‘Sunrise over Ayodhya-Nationhood in our times.’ The complaint has been filed under Sections 153 and 295A of the Indian Penal Code on the grounds of hurting religious sentiments. The complaint was filed by a [...]

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“History is an illustrious war against death.” – José Ortega y Gasset, Man and Crisis (1958) Afghanistan and “Palestine”: Newly Emerging Linkages At first glance, there are no obvious connections between the Taliban victory over the United States in Afghanistan and Palestinian terrorism against Israel. Upon closer inspection, however, the recent Taliban triumph reflects more [...]

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Abstract: Following US withdrawal from Afghanistan, America’s security focus will turn more expressly to Iran. The core problem with America’s Afghanistan withdrawal was not one of timing or tactics, but of original misconception. In essence, the “Afghanistan Problem” stemmed from an initially underestimated and misunderstood military operation. Looking ahead, Afghanistan’s incoherent conclusion means, inter alia, [...]

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 “It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” -Guillaume Apollinaire, The New Spirit and the Poets (1917) Whenever Israel finds itself in the midst of major conflict with Hamas, each side seeks to defend itself in military and legal [...]

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The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Religious Conversion Ordinance, 2020 (“the Ordinance”) popularly known as the law on ‘Love Jihad’, was approved by the state cabinet on 24 November 2020 and received the assent of the Governor of Uttar Pradesh (“UP”) on 28 November 2020 making it enforceable. Section 3 of the ordinance states that [...]

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India’s Allahbad High Court ruled Friday that no coercive action may be taken against a man accused of violating the Uttar Pradesh ordinance on Religious Conversion. The High Court also indicated that the matter will be heard with a petition challenging the constitutionality of the statute. By preventing no “coercive action,” the Court has prevented [...]

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