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Human rights law is not a scam

In armed conflict, human rights law is the best protection, for civilians and soldiers alike.

British troops

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Rare agreement between Saudi and Iranian Islamic scholars

Sunni scholars in Saudi Arabia and their Shiite counterparts in Iran may be at war over who is a Muslim, but there is one thing they agree on: soccer detracts from religious obligations.

Iranian woman

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The Triumph of Sisyphus

Shimon Peres

David Ben-Gurion was not buried in the Great of the Nation portion of the national cemetery in Jerusalem, but next to his wife’s grave in Sde Boker, the Negev settlement he loved.

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The Geopolitics of Shimon Peres’ Legacy

Shimon Peres

The recent death of Shimon Peres is notable in several respects that are additional to his salient, contradictory, and ambiguous legacy, which may help explain why there has been such an effort to clarify how best to remember the man.

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Police Shootings: Law, Policy, and Accountability

Police Shootings

From amongst themselves, the People of the United States have empowered some of their members to enforce their laws and to police their society, but things have gone terribly awry. The police are killing those they are sworn to protect and they themselves are becoming the target of public anger over racial inequality and discrimination. Video images of recent police shootings in Louisiana and Minnesota were followed by the mass murder of police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, apparently in response to these shootings.

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