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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…






Why the “One China” Policy Still Matters

By: Alexis McGee On December 2, 2016, a short phone call between the president-elect of the United States and the president of Taiwan took place.[1]  A call that many suspect could shatter decades’ worth of U.S. policy regarding China relations and also put the diplomatic relationship on shaky ground.[2]  The China-U.S. relationship would then turn hostile when president-elect Donald Trump…






TRUMP & NAFTA: LEGAL UNCERTAINTIES AND IMPLICATIONS OF WITHDRAWAL

By: David Gallagher “[T]he worst trade deal in history.” -Donald Trump, speaking about NAFTA[i] WHAT IS NAFTA & WHY DOES TRUMP DISLIKE IT? The North American Free Trade Agreement, commonly referred to as NAFTA, is a trade agreement between the United States, Mexico, and Canada.[ii]  After being signed into law by President Bill Clinton in 1994, it functioned to essentially…