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“[Al Qaeda] does not follow a traditional command structure, wear uniforms, carry its arms openly, or mass its troops at the borders of the nations it attacks.” Those are the words of John Brennan, President Barack Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor at a September 2011 speech outlining the Obama administration’s legal…
On January 30, 2012 the Appellate Body to the World Trade Organization (WTO) released a decision in China—Measures Relating to the Exportation of Various Raw Materials (Raw Materials) in which it condemned China’s refusal to freely export certain raw materials mined within its territory. Apart from the significant political implications…
In Cary Fukunaga’s 2009 film, Sin Nombre, Central American immigrants ride through the Mexican countryside on top of slow-moving railroad cars with hopes of reaching the United States undetected.  Some of the film’s characters are fleeing poverty, but others are running for their lives. These migrants fear persecution from violent,…