Recently, the United States, along with 52 other countries, issued the “Joint Declaration for the Export and Subsequent Use of Armed or Strike-Enabled Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs).” While this declaration is a necessary first step for standardizing armed UAV export practices, the signatures of many states are conspicuously absent, namely China.
More than 18 months have passed since parties laid the framework for the Iranian nuclear deal. Though some of Iran’s assets remain frozen and the entirety of its global trade is halted, Tehran has behaved like a child set loose in a candy store with $100 billion and a hankering for something sweet.
On September 28, 2016, Congress overrode President Barack Obama’s veto against the “Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act” (JASTA), making the bill a law. This law has the potential to sour U.S. relations with other countries (especially Saudi Arabia) and defies the international law of Sovereign Immunity.
The ban represents a tangible product of deeper insecurities founded in the intersection of French national identity, immigration, and assimilation.
Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in the November 8 U.S presidential election received much attention in China. As mass protests against Trump erupted across a number of major U.S cities, Chinese netizens celebrated on social media platform Weibo, and some stores even went as far as offering sales in response to the U.S election results.
While the election’s outcome most obviously impacts Mexico (the peso dropped over twelve percent following Hillary Clinton’s concession), the results leave future U.S.-Latin American relations in question, as most Latin American countries prepare to deal with a president they neither expected nor wanted.
Cultural monuments and sites have historical and personal significance for nations. A radical group may target such sites to demonstrate a blatant and intentional disregard for a culture’s history and to display the scope of the group’s power over a population.
John Le Carré’s novel effectively illustrates the realities of the global intelligence community during the Cold War era and illustrates key components about CI tradecraft, politics, and bureaucracy.
Through the newspapers and interviews, it can be inferred that the stakeholders on Easter Island have a collective responsibility to work for more sustainable tourism to preserve not only the environment but also the culture and dignity of the indigenous Rapa Nui.