Transnational Bodies

  • U.S. Recognizes Morocco's Sovereignty Over Western Sahara

    December 28, 2020

    The United States will soon be adding a consulate in Western Sahara after U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced President Donald Trump’s decision to recognise Morocco’s sovereignty over the disputed region.

  • Multiple U.S. Agencies Hit By Russian Hack

    December 16, 2020

    Trump administration officials acknowledged that the State Department, the Department of Homeland Security and parts of the Pentagon have been compromised by a sophisticated Russian hack that investigators are still in the process of analyzing the extent of information accessed.

  • Russian Opposition Leader Navalny May Have Survived Second Poisoning

    December 16, 2020

    According to western intelligence agencies, Russian dissident Alexei Navalny likely survived a second poisoning attempt while he was in a coma produced from the first assassination attempt.

  • U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Texas AG's Bid to Block Ballots

    December 14, 2020

    CNN reports that the United States Supreme Court rejected a bid from Texas' attorney general Ken Paxton that was supported by President Donald Trump, to block the ballots of millions of voters in battleground states that went in favor of President-elect Joe Biden.

  • Forbes: Hong Kong Media Tycoon Arrested Under China's National Security Law

    December 11, 2020

    As Mainland China continues to expand their control over the region and enforce their new national security law, Hong Kong business tycoon Jimmy Lai, owner of the pro-democracy newspaper Apple Daily, has been arrested and charged with conspiring with foreign forces to endanger national security.

  • NY Post: Texas Lawsuit Against Four Battleground States Grows

    December 11, 2020

    Seventeen states and President Trump have filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court joining a Texas lawsuit against four battleground states , charging that, prior to the November 2020 election, they unlawfully changed their election laws in a manner that violates the constitutional rights of citizens in other states.

  • Suspected Chinese Spy Targeted California Politicians

    December 11, 2020

    As revealed by a yearlong investigation by Axios, a suspected Chinese intelligence operative developed extensive ties with local and national politicians, including a U.S. congressman between 2011 and 2015, in what U.S. officials believe was a political intelligence operation run by China’s main civilian spy agency.

  • China Declares Australia Potential Threat Over Weapon Development

    December 08, 2020

    China has declared Australia a "potential threat" and "provocation," as the Morrison government announced plans to build and test high-tech cruise missiles with the ability to travel five times the speed of sound and sink aircraft carriers, calling it a provocation.

  • Howe: When Can a U.S. Company Be Sued for Human Rights Abuses Abroad?

    December 02, 2020

    Writing for the SCOTUSblog, Amy Howe previews two pending cases in the Supreme Court of the United States that will consider whether foreigners may sue a U.S. company in U.S. courts for alleged violations of international human rights.

  • UNSC Report Reveals Turkey Remains Transit Hub for Foreign Terrorists

    December 01, 2020

    The 2020 report to the UN Security Council of the United Nations’ Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team regarding ISIL, al-Qaeda and associated individuals and entities revealed that Turkey continues to be an important transit hub for foreign terrorists and jihadists and a safe haven for Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) affiliated groups across the region.

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