January 15, 2013
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Contributing Editor Jordan Paust of the University of Houston Law Center says that, if Iran proceeds with building nuclear arms, Israel may be legally justified in launching a military attack as a means of self-defense...Under international law, would Israel have a right to engage in ...[read more]
January 15, 2013
by Peter Snyder
The Bucharest Appeals Court on Tuesday ruled that a former Romanian defense ministry official can be extradited to the US on charges of trying to illegally export military equipment to Iran. Intelligence officials from Romania and the US coordinated their investigations in the case. According to ...[read more]
December 22, 2012
by Arjun Mishra
On December 22, 2010, the US Senate ratified a new START treaty between the United States and Russia in a 71-26 vote. The new START treaty was the first nuclear agreement between the two nations in twenty years and part of the attempt to reset relations with Russia by President Barack Obama's ...[read more]
December 3, 2012
by Sarah Steers
On December 3, 2003, Israel's Supreme Court banned Jenin Jenin, a controversial documentary by Israeli Arab filmmaker Mohammad Bakri that depicted an April 2002 Israeli attack on Palestinian militants and civilians. Israel's Film Ratings Board banned the film, claiming that it distorted facts. ...[read more]
March 24, 2012
by Kimberly Bennett
On March 24, 2010, the US and Russia reached an agreement to reduce nuclear arms. The agreement was the first between the two nuclear powers in nearly two decades, seeking to replace and build off of the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START I Treaty). The New START cuts about one-third of ...[read more]
February 5, 2012
by Clay Flaherty
On February 5, 2011, the US and Russia formally inaugurated the New START, which is an agreement intended to reduce the nuclear arms stockpile in both countries. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged documents in Munich that finalized two years ...[read more]
January 28, 2012
by Cody Harding
On January 28, 2011, Russian President Dmitri Medvedev signed into law a bill that ratifies the New START treaty, an international agreement between Russia and the US to reduce nuclear arms in both countries. The bill was unanimously approved by the Russian Parliament's upper house. New START ...[read more]
September 16, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On September 16, 2010, the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee voted 14-4 to approve the New START treaty between Russia and the US. The treaty replaced the expired Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty with Russia and the US each pledging to reduce their nuclear warheads by about 30 percent. Under ...[read more]
March 24, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On March 24, 2007, the UN Security Council unanimously voted to impose new sanctions on Iran for continuing to enrich uranium in violation of a previous resolution. Resolution 1747 broadened the sanctions of Resolution 1737, freezing assets of investors in Iran and blocking the export of Iranian ...[read more]
February 5, 2011
by Megan McKee
The US and Russia on Saturday formally inaugurated the New START treaty, an agreement intended to reduce nuclear arms in both countries. At the security conference in Munich, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov exchanged documents that finalized two ...[read more]

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