A small outcropping of sand occasionally breaks the vast expanse of the South China Sea. These islands are modest, even diminutive, but they form the core of a fierce territorial dispute among six primary claimants: Brunei, China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Vietnam. These claimants also clash over their rights and duties in the nearby waters as well as the seabed underneath.
Sean Mirski Mon, Jun 8, 2015, 4:00 PM
Larkin Reynolds Tue, Mar 29, 2011, 10:54 AM
Today a D.C. Circuit panel of judges Garland, Griffith, and Kavanaugh reversed and remanded, with instructions to deny, Uthman v. Obama (Case No. 10-5235). Uthman is the merits appeal concerning habeas petitioner Uthman Abdul Rahim Mohammed Uthman.
Stewart Baker Tue, Dec 20, 2016, 9:30 AM
Fresh off a redeye from Israel, I interview Matthew Green of the Johns Hopkins Information Security Institute. Security news from the internet of things grows ever grimmer, we agree, but I get off the bus when Matt and the EFF try to solve the problem with free speech law.
Gabriel Schoenfeld Thu, Oct 18, 2018, 2:08 PM
A review of Greg Miller, “The Apprentice: Trump, Russia and the Subversion of American Democracy” (HarperCollins Publishers, 2018)
Two narratives about Russian interference in the 2016 election are in direct competition with one another.
Wells Bennett Mon, Jul 15, 2013, 4:15 PM
It's a battle over the latest case law in Hamad v. Gates, a GTMO-related appeal now awaiting decision from the Ninth Circuit.
After oral argument on June 5, the government noted certain supplemental authority: a recent---and, in the United States's view, persuasive---district court case from the Eastern District of Virginia, Ameur v. Gates.
Benjamin Wittes Tue, Feb 28, 2012, 11:20 AM
I just noticed this video of Jeh Johnson's speech at Yale Law School, the text of which I have already posted:
Robert Chesney Fri, Feb 17, 2012, 5:51 PM
The complaint against Amine El Khalifi is posted here. What follows is the description from DOJ’s press release:
WASHINGTON – A 29 year-old man residing in Alexandria, Va., was arrested today for allegedly attempting to detonate a bomb in a suicide attack on the U.S.
Stewart Baker Fri, Sep 16, 2016, 10:15 AM
This week’s podcast interview is with Ciaran Martin, the chief executive of the UK’s National Cyber Security Centre.
Elina Saxena, Cody M. Poplin Tue, Sep 15, 2015, 2:31 PM
The Kremlin is unwilling to back down from its escalation in Syria. That’s the news from Reuters, which tells us that Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov claimed that talks between Washington and Moscow would be vital in resolving the Syrian conflict.
UnfiledNicholas Weaver Fri, Oct 30, 2015, 8:00 AM
The second issue of al-Risālah, the purported English-language magazine of Jabhat al-Nuṣrah, was released a few days ago, complete with soldier-of-fortune-esque cover showing a masked (stock?) photo horribly mishandling a couple of Glocks. In addition to all the other fodder designed to incite jihobbiests into action and what appears to be a shockingly conventional advertisement for Glock, there is some spectacularly bad computer security advice provided by the "Global Islamic Media Front".
Wells Bennett Thu, Sep 19, 2013, 1:16 PM
The Chief Prosecutor swears in our next AE 155-related witness: Wendy Kelly, an attorney and Chief of Operations for the Convening Authority. David Nevin, one of KSM’s lawyers, questions her, first about her background and then about her knowledge of IT problems suffered by the defense.
David Stanton, Wenqing Zhao Wed, May 16, 2018, 1:28 PM
U.S. and China Initiate Next Round of Trade Talks
Wells Bennett Tue, Jun 5, 2012, 2:41 PM
You'll recall that the three-judge panel in Hamdan v.
Peter Margulies Wed, Jul 16, 2014, 10:00 AM
In Al-Bahlul, the en banc D.C. Circuit resolved some quite important issues regarding military commissions, but declined to address other no less important ones. Among other things, the full court opted to remand the question of Congress’s Article I power to make inchoate conspiracy an offense triable by commission.
Jane Chong Thu, Oct 27, 2016, 8:33 AM
This is a plug for a new cyber policy book out this month: Cyber Insecurity: Navigating the Perils of the Next Information Age, edited by Richard Harrison, Director of Operations and Defense Technology Programs at the American Foreign Policy Council, and Trey Herr, Fellow with the Belfer Center's Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Andrew Keane Woods Thu, Sep 27, 2018, 2:22 PM
Technology firms are extraordinarily powerful. They control vast sums of money. They serve unprecedentedly large customer bases—in some instances, larger customer bases than any nation on earth (Facebook now has over 2 billion users).
Jack Goldsmith Fri, Jun 8, 2012, 8:37 PM
Here is his statement: “Today, I assigned U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Ronald C. Machen Jr. and U.S. Attorney for the District of Maryland Rod J.
Faiza Patel Fri, Jul 18, 2014, 4:30 PM
Recent events again have raised the issue of accountability for alleged human rights violations by Blackwater, the most notorious of the private contractors deployed by the United States in the Iraq war. On June 11, trial finally got underway of four Blackwater guards accused of shooting indiscriminately into traffic in Nisour Square in Baghdad, in 2007---and killing 17 civilians.
Steve Slick Mon, Oct 31, 2016, 7:30 AM
A review of Jay Solomon's The Iran Wars: Spy Games, Bank Battles, and the Secret Deals That Reshaped the Middle East (Random House 2016).
Iraqi Kurds Return to Polls after Independence Referendum, Iranian Missiles Target Syria, Turkey Tries to Mend Ties with GermanyJ. Dana Stuster Tue, Oct 2, 2018, 10:21 AM
Kurdish Elections Marred by Apathy and Accusations of Fraud