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Multiple Agendas in Attack on ICC

by Aryeh Neier | Jul 31, 2020 | Legal Affairs, Politics

Though Trump’s former national security adviser John Bolton is now at odds with the president, the Trump administration seems to have belatedly adopted Bolton’s policy of extreme hostility to the International Criminal Court as its own. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has now called the ICC “corrupt”—without any evidence—and labeled it a “kangaroo court.” Further, […]

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New Labour Party Chief Keir Starmer Playing Long Game

by Andrew Murray | Jul 31, 2020 | Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s leadership of Britain’s Labour Party ended with a whimper in April. The country was in coronavirus lockdown; dependent on the National Health Service, which Corbyn had repeatedly warned was underfunded and understaffed; and at the mercy of the decisions of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, whose career experience does not include crisis management. The […]

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Virus Gives Erratic El Salvador Strongman Excuse to Fill Jails

by Belén Fernández | Jul 21, 2020 | Coronavirus, Politics

On April 21, in the midst of El Salvador’s hard-core coronavirus lockdown, President Nayib Bukele tweeted a photo of himself seated behind a desk in an elegant office, wearing a face mask. Accompanying the photo was the following reassurance: “The rumors of my kidnapping by aliens are completely unfounded.” As if that weren’t odd enough, […]

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Trump-Appointed Judges Hold Police Immune and Refuse to Curb Violence

by Elliot Mincberg | Jun 23, 2020 | Legal Affairs

As protests continue around the country, sparked by the brutal killing of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, one important question concerns the accountability our justice system provides for police violence against African Americans. The answer is: clearly not enough. As we recommit to fighting systemic racism within the criminal justice system, we must […]

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Trump Withdraws From Key Treaty, Fueling Fears of Revived Arms Race

by Karl Grossman | Jun 23, 2020 | National Security, Politics

Donald Trump is hell-bent to have the United States produce and deploy new and more lethal nuclear weapons—and to pave the way, he has opted to withdraw from a carefully constructed web of international arms control agreements that, although not totally perfect, have effectively deterred the use and slowed the spread of the doomsday arsenal. […]

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