A Creek Named Malaita

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June 2, 2019

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On May 19, 2019, HBO aired its final episode of Game of Thrones, The Iron Throne. While the finale proved to be anticlimactic and inadequate, it offered insight into a debate among weapons of mass destruction (WMD) practitioners and scholars whether Da...

May 19, 2019

On March 29, 2017, President Donald J. Trump advanced proposals, designed and endorsed by senior officials at the Department of Defense, to designate Somalia as an “area of hostilities”. These proscriptions enabled the Trump administration and military assets to conduc...

February 6, 2019

I. Introduction

Since September 11, 2001, presidents and their administrations have adopted theories of broad emergency presidential power to justify their claimed unilateral authority to conduct the nation’s foreign affairs without scrutinization from the legislative a...

December 18, 2018

I. Introduction

Scholarly literature on emergency presidential power is divergent and divided into three schools of thought: (1) broad emergency presidential power, (2) statutory authorization, and (3) limited emergency presidential power. Since September 11, 2001, pres...

August 31, 2018

Recently signed into law, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2019 (NDAA) elects to label both China and Russia as competitors. This designation mirrors rhetoric employed in the National Security Strategy of the United States (NSS) published in Decem...

July 18, 2018

France emerged victorious from the 2018 FIFA World Cup, an impressive feat having fielded the second-youngest squad in the tournament, defeating Croatia 4-2 in the finals. While the subsequent analysis and commentary will focus on France’s triumph and the remarkable na...

April 2, 2018

Reflecting a national trend, Washington DC is scheduled to raise its minimum wage later this year from $12.50 to $13.25 per hour, or a 6% increase. This minimum wage hike was set forth in a 2016 bill signed by Mayor Muriel Bowser that laid forth a plan for Washington t...

January 9, 2018

There has been a significant amount of intrigue surrounding the cryptocurrency Bitcoin due to its recent surge in value. On December 17, 2017, Bitcoin recorded an all-time record high price of $19,843 per coin. While Bitcoin’s intrigue and rise have caused an increasin...

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