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Extrajudicial Killings in India: Rule of Law v. Police Impunity
Extrajudicial killings are acts of violence carried out by law enforcement agencies without any judicial authorization. This is usually done by the state to enforce what may be called ‘instant justice’ by circumventing the elaborate procedure establi (More)
What If Trump's Electoral Defeat Coincides with a Nuclear Crisis?
"The masses have followed the magicians again and again...Socrates and Plato were the first to take up the struggle against them in clear awareness of what was at stake." - Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in our Time (1952) On absolutely all ma (More)
Holding the US Accountable for the Killing of General Soleimani
On 3rd January, 3:13 pm (EST) President Donald Trump addressed one of the most high profile press conferences of the decade. He announced the killing of Major General Qasim Soleimani, head of the feared Iranian Quds force. Though there had been previ (More)
A Knee on All Americans
Since murder is a horrible wrong, preventing a murder must be a good thing, right? Truth be told, it can get complicated. Among the many questions raised by the killing of George Floyd, we should pause to consider what would have happened if a bystan (More)
An American President's Perilous Misunderstanding of War, Strategy and Survival
“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) In his commencement address at West Point on June 1 (More)
China charges two Canadians with espionage
The Chinese government charged two Canadian nationals with espionage on Thursday.Both Canadians, former diplomat Michael Kovrig and businessman Michael Spavor, were arrested in December 2018. Kovrig stands accused of acquiring state secrets, and (More)
Surviving Der Fűhrer: An American Rise and Fall
"The man who laughs has not yet heard the terrible news." -Bertolt Brecht Any explicit comparisons of the Trump presidency with the Third Reich will elicit multiple cries of horror and execration across the United States, even when it had first been (More)
Hostile Cyberoperations Against Medical Facilities and Their Impunity
Cyberoperations against healthcare providers and testing facilities are thriving in the U.S. and beyond. An unsuccessful act against the U.S. Department and Health and Human Services was intended to undermine the administrations’ response to the curr (More)
America's Existential Challenge: Pandemic, War and Law
From the beginnings of his crudely acrimonious presidency, Donald Trump has actively undermined US foreign policy relationships. On urgently key matters of world politics and international law, Mr. Trump's typically invalid conclusions have generally (More)
Empathy, Pandemic, and "America First": Legal Meanings for a Nation in Peril
"What does not benefit the entire hive is no benefit to the bee." -Marcus Aurelius, Meditations From the beginning, Donald Trump's ideology of "America First" has been misconceived. In essence, any concocted presidential notion that exploitative and (More)
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