NATO Responsiveness to the Russian Cyber-Mедведь

Richard Self Vol. 38 Contributing Editor In mid-January, the U.S. military deployed the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division to Poland.[1] The deployment is the largest United States military deployment since the end of the Cold War and is intended to deter Russian aggression in Eastern Europe.[2] Poland has been a signatory to […]

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Russian Hacking and the U.S. Election: Against International Law?

Russian Hacking and the U.S. Election: Against International Law?

Andrew Fletcher Vol. 38 Associate Editor There has recently been speculation by security experts and the Democratic Party that the Russian Government is using cyber-attacks to influence this year’s presidential election in the United States.[1] If true, the Russian Government could have the ability to shape America’s politics, while destabilizing its internal democratic system. Because […]

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Debt Debacle: Understanding Ukraine’s Default on Russian Bonds

Jason S. Levin, Vol. 37 Associate Editor The New Year welcomed heightened political tension as legal woes between Ukraine and Russia intensified, two countries with an already tumultuous history.[1] On January 1, Russia responded to Ukraine’s December 31 default on the first tranche of debt, a $3 billion Eurobond, by initiating “procedures [for] . . […]

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Understanding the Legality of Russia’s Actions in Syria

Erin Collins, Vol. 37 Associate Editor Over the past few months we have seen the dramatic increase in Syrian crisis, culminating most recently with a Russian airstrike campaign in Syria. Under the United Nations charter Article 2(4) there is a general prohibition on the use of force. [1] There is a specific exception carved out […]

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