October 15, 2014
by William Helbling
The Ukrainian government on Tuesday passed five anti-corruption laws in an effort to cure past issues and work towards developing more transparency in government affairs. The anti-corruption law package addresses issues with Bureau corruption, creates principles of anti-corruption policy and ...[read more]
July 20, 2013
by Andrew Morgan
Under the auspices of combating terror, the Bush administration took many steps following 9/11 that according to some have curtailed civil rights. Chief among these was the passage of the USA Patriot Act of 2001, which was signed by Bush on October 26, 2001. The original legislation contained 10 ...[read more]
July 24, 2012
by Jamie Reese
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on Monday expressed his concern that Syria could potentially use chemical weapons in its ongoing conflict. Ban expressed his hopes that the international community would keep a close eye on the situation, even though the Syrian government has stated it would not ...[read more]
May 1, 2012
by Jaclyn Belczyk
A jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of New York on Tuesday convicted naturalized American citizen Adis Medunjanin for his role in a conspiracy to bomb the New York City subway system in September 2009. Medunjanin, a Bosnian immigrant, was convicted on all nine counts, ...[read more]
February 13, 2012
by Jamie Davis
The trial of seven of nine indicted Hutaree militia members began with jury selection and opening statements Monday in the US District Court in the Eastern District of Michigan. Nine members of the militia were indicted in March 2010 on charges of seditious conspiracy, attempted use of weapons of ...[read more]
May 18, 2011
by Dwyer Arce
On May 18, 2010, a federal judge for the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan ordered the release of three individuals accused of crimes committed as part of the "Christian warrior" militia called Hutaree. Judge Victoria Roberts ordered the release of the suspects, two men and ...[read more]
October 19, 2010
by Carrie Schimizzi
A federal jury on Monday convicted four men for planting explosive devices outside New York City synagogues and plotting to shoot down military planes at an Air National Guard base in New York. James Cromitie and three co-defendants were found guilty of conspiracy to use weapons of mass ...[read more]
October 13, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 13, 2006, President George W. Bush signed two bills into law separately imposing sanctions on North Korea and Sudan in light of the former's nuclear test and reports of continued atrocities in Sudan's Darfur region. The North Korea Nonproliferation Act of 2006PDF was designed to ...[read more]
October 3, 2010
by Dwyer Arce
On October 3, 2006, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a bill officially ratifying the International Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear TerrorismPDF. A Kremlin statement described the convention as "the first universal treaty designed to prevent acts of terrorism with weapons ...[read more]
June 2, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has failed to formulate a coordinated response to an attack involving weapons of mass destruction (WMD), according a report released Tuesday by DOJ Inspector General Glenn Fine. Fine lauded the preparations of the FBI in developing response plans, but stated in ...[read more]

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