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In October 2020, Filippo Grandi, the UN High Commissioner for Refugees termed Europe’s methods of “push-back” as “disappointing and shameful”. However, the understanding of the term “push-back” has radically changed due to the COVID-19 pandemic grasping Europe and the world. While examining this debate, it is pivotal to review “Greece” and its legal framework in [...]

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The United States, long a bastion of law, has a moment. That moment is its “return to the fold”, so to speak, regarding the rule of law and supporting human rights. Elihu Root, a former Secretary of State under Theodore Roosevelt, stated that at the heart of US foreign policy “our conscience must be our [...]

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In the days leading up to the 2020 presidential election, cries had already gone out to make Puerto Rico the 51st state. These calls were not simply a celebration of the non-binding referendum that Puerto Rico held on statehood on Election Day. They were, as well, a response to Democrats’ frustration with the balance of [...]

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The election is over. The process has begun to transition to the next administration. What must be preserved is the Constitution of the United States. The cornerstone to the success of the Republic is the rule of law. Without it we are no different than any tinpot government in some dark corner of the world. [...]

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One score and 7 years ago, a man from Arkansas, brought forth on SCOTUS, a new kind of Associate Justice, inspired by Opera, conceived in Liberty and dedicated to the proposition that all men and women are created equal. Now we are engaged in a kind of Political Civil War, testing whether this nation or [...]

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Speaking at a naturalization ceremony held at the U.S. National Archive in 2018, beloved Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg heralded immigrants as playing a “vital role” in ridding our great nation of the “stains” of discrimination. As she stood before an original copy of the U.S. Constitution, she told the new Americans, “We are a [...]

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In October 2001, the U.S. invaded Afghanistan to avenge the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and remove the Taliban government that had harbored the attacks’ mastermind, Osama bin Laden. Since then, the Taliban have been fighting the U.S. to free their homeland from occupation. For nearly 20 years, the U.S. narrative of “national [...]

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Around two years back, the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in its historical judgement of Navtej Singh Johar v. Union of India decriminalised homosexuality in the country. However, despite this progressive judgement, certain questions incidental to the homosexual relationships remained unaddressed by both the Apex Court and the Government. One such question pertains to ‘same-sex [...]

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“Everything is very simple in war, but even the simplest thing is difficult.” – Karl von Clausewitz, On War There is palpable wisdom in Clausewitz’s classic observation about war. Where this wisdom is understood in terms of current United States national security challenges, one overarching extrapolation comes immediately to the fore: It would be trouble enough [...]

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This year, Yemen enters its sixth year of being stuck in the middle of a civil war. What began as a result of political transition to help Yemen regain stability in 2011, intensified in 2015, when a group of Gulf states, backed by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, and France began airstrikes [...]

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