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Densely Populated Gaza Strip Uninhabitable by 2020

By: Amanda Qadri* For decades, Israel and the State of Palestine have clashed. Putting aside the politics behind the ongoing conflict, there is a humanitarian issue that is overlooked: Palestinians are being deprived of the daily essentials necessary for survival. According to the United Nations (U.N.), Gaza could be uninhabitable by 2020.[1] Palestinians are denied … Continue reading

The U.S. Drone Program: Targeted Killings and the Principle of Distinction

By: John Balbona* An important issue facing the United States (U.S.) and the international community as a whole is the role that unmanned aerial vehicles, also known as “drones,” should play in the fight against terrorism. Specifically, whether the use of drones for targeted killings of non-state actors within foreign countries is permissible by international … Continue reading

ISIS and American Tech Companies: Fighting the Online Battle

By: Nathan Meloon* The militant Islamic group known as ISIS has been using sites like Facebook, Twitter, and WhatsApp to communicate directly with recruits and to target recruits from Europe and the United States.[1] The social media forum appeals to Westerners and allows ISIS to convince them that they will not have to leave their Western … Continue reading

Breaking Bad in International Law: The Troubling Specter of Efficient Breach in Syria

By Edward Grodin, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy Articles Selection Editor Two wrongs don’t make a right. Every child knows that axiomatic statement.  Responding to a wrong with another wrong will not vindicate your response. Yet, this seems to be the path upon which the United States and select allies have set themselves in Syria.  Secretary … Continue reading

An Informative Compilation of Recent News and Scholarly Works About U.S. Intervention in Syria

One of the great things about being based out of FSU College of Law is that JTLP’s members are able to work with our school’s team of excellent librarians, many of whom hold J.D.’s and are experts on specific areas of law. Professor Margaret Clark and third-year law student Lesley Boyd recently wrote a research … Continue reading

Desalination as a Pathway to Peace

“Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink!”  – Samuel Taylor Coleridge By: LeeOr Deutsch, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy Member The Middle East has been a region of conflict for centuries. Throughout history, borders have changed, new regimes have entered the arena, and religion has consistently fanned the flames of struggle. Additionally, a … Continue reading