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China and U.S. Clash Over U.N. Sanctions

By: Izzy Vaughan-Jones At the United Nations, China is locking horns with the United States’ efforts to blacklist cargo ships suspected of violating international sanctions against North Korea.[1]  The U.N. is grappling with how to respond to North Korea’s nuclear weapons.[2]  Currently, the U.S. is seeking to convince other U.N. members to take a “maximum pressure” approach towards North Korea…






Can America Bring Back Industrial Jobs Without Enforcing WTO Sanctions?

By: Mike Glasser               Introduction Declining employment and production in American industry is a topic that often finds itself at the forefront of the American political sphere.  Most recently, President Trump ran a successful presidential campaign promising to bring industry jobs back to American soil.[1]  Prior to the Trump administration, however, actions to curb…






Iran’s Ballistic Missile Test: A Violation of Resolution 2231?

By: Jack Talton In late January of this year, Iran conducted a test of a ballistic missile.[1] This was the first of such tests conducted since the Trump administration assumed office.[2]  President Trump responded to the test by tweeting, “Iran is playing with fire – they don’t appreciate how ‘kind’ President Obama was to them. Not me.”[3] The President was…