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  • Lai Case Reveals NSL’s Effect on Hong Kong’s Legal System

    February 15, 2021

    The conclusion of the Court of Final Appeal (CFA), concerning the case of Pro-Democracy Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai, ruled that the National Security Law (NSL) is a distinctive legal regime which runs in parallel with, and if necessary over-rides, the existing legal system in Hong Kong.

  • Biden Executive Order Includes Climate Refugee Study

    February 15, 2021

    President Biden’s recent executive order on refugees includes a study on the impacts of climate change on migration, as well as options for the "protection and resettlement of individuals" displaced by environmental change.

  • Heritage: The Future of the 1776 Commission

    February 10, 2021

    Angela Sailor writes that the 1776 Commission, which was cancelled on President Joe Biden’s first day in office, can continue outside of the federal government to promote the U.S. Constitution and the values that create unity and a stronger America.

  • Pro-Democracy Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai Denied Bail

    February 10, 2021

    Pro-democracy Media Tycoon Jimmy Lai, who has was arrested under the new national security law and who has been in custody since early December, has been denied bail by Hong Kong’s top court.

  • Brookings: Advancing Multilateralism in a Populist Age

    February 09, 2021

    Thomas Wright writing for the Brookings Institute, examines how multilateralists in the United States and Europe may strengthen a cooperative international order at a time when populism and nationalism are strong forces.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Lifts Ban On Indoor Church Services In California

    February 08, 2021

    In a 6-3 decision, The United States Supreme Court has ruled that California Governor Gavin Newsom’s orders banning indoor church services may violate the Constitution’s protections on religion, lifting the state ban on indoor religious gatherings.

  • Atlantic Council: Ukraine bans Kremlin-linked TV channels

    February 08, 2021

    The Atlantic Council’s Peter Dickenson shares various analyses of Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy decision to shut down three Kremlin-linked TV channels, which has sparked a heated debate in Ukraine over the balance between national security and freedom of speech.

  • Moscow Court Orders Opposition Leader Nalvany to Prison

    February 03, 2021

    In a decision that has ignited protests in Russia, a Moscow court has ordered Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to prison for more than 2 1/2 years, finding that he violated the terms of his probation while recovering in Germany from nerve-agent poisoning.

  • Groves: Key Treaties That Threaten American Sovereignty

    February 02, 2021

    Writing for the Heritage Foundation, Steve Groves explains how the Biden Administration is expected to push for U.S. ratification of a number of international agreements, including human rights conventions and environmental agreements, encouraging the U.S. Congress to reject treaties that undermine the interests and national sovereignty of the American people.

  • Over 5,000 Arrested at Pro-Navalny Protests Across Russia

    February 01, 2021

    Over 5,100 individuals were detained by police when tens of thousands took to the streets across Russia to demand the release of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

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