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Is Northern Nigeria a Breading Ground for Terrorism?

By: Salem Abraham* Long before the kidnapping of the 276 Chibok schoolgirls, the mass killings of over 20,000 individuals, and the displacement of 2.3 million people, Boko Haram’s rise within the ranks of global terrorism came as little to no surprise to observers of the region. Just recently, the New York Times ranked Boko Haram as … 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

Drone Use In Border Security: Potential Effects for Florida and Beyond

By Julia Claypool, Journal of Transnational Law & Policy Articles & Notes Editor Recent immigration reform efforts have seen heated debate in Washington, with many calling for more border security before citizenship concessions can be made. Among the varying proposals comes a push for the use of drones in reducing rates of illegal immigration along the U.S.-Mexico … Continue reading