Just Security

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 12:20
In a rare and strong show of bipartisanship, the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House foreign relations committees wrote to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently expressing support for a United Nations-backed anti-corruption commission in Guatemala. The President of Guatemala is taking steps to eliminate the commission – notwithstanding the fact that more than 100 individuals charged in the course of its investigations remain at large – now that the panel has begun investigating him for campaign finance violations.
Monday, August 1, 2016 - 15:06
The United States provides Kenya with significant amounts of military aid, yet human rights abuses by Kenyan security forces must force the U.S. to consider its pattern of military aid and what can be done to counteract these abuses.
Wednesday, September 2, 2015 - 06:08
Last week, the Pentagon confirmed that an American drone strike in Raqqa, Syria, killed a hacker named Junaid Hussain, a British man also believed to be a recruiter for ISIL. Hussain allegedly helped radicalize one of the shooters who attacked a cartoon drawing contest in Texas earlier this year.
Monday, August 24, 2015 - 06:30
The military campaign against the Islamic State (ISIS) will be a long one with civilians facing challenges to protect themselves from harm from all sides.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 06:28
A number of questions of international law emerge from the US “train and equip” program. An additional question that merits consideration is the relationship between the US and “New Syrian Forces” fighters, and whether the US bears any responsibility for these fighters’ actions should they commit violations of international humanitarian law.
Tuesday, April 7, 2015 - 07:12
Kenyan government has been responding to the terrorist threat with an ineffective and counterproductive counterterrorism approach that is pushing Kenya closer to a precipice. The United States, a key contributor of security assistance to Kenya, can play an important role in helping to ensure that Kenya does not go over the edge.
Thursday, September 25, 2014 - 08:39
Tucked inside the continuing resolution the United States Congress passed late last week was a provision to authorize the training and equipping of “moderate, vetted” elements of the Syrian opposition. The CIA has been carrying out a covert, small-scale version of this program, according to media reports. However, the rapid territorial gains and brutality of ISIS tipped the scales and encouraged the administration to go bigger – and go public — with a $500 million Pentagon-run, train-and-equip program, said U.S. President Barack Obama in a Sept. 10 speech.
Thursday, September 18, 2014 - 08:02
Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA), this morning released a draft proposal of an AUMF against the Islamic State that would authorize American ground troops to engage in limited combat in Iraq and Syria.