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Sephardic Jews Get Right of Return – To Spain

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro Spain is now granting citizenship automatically without any residency requirement to those who can demonstrate descent from those Jews expelled from Spain more than 500 years ago. The rule could make as many as 3 million Sephardic Jews worldwide eligible for Spanish citizenship (600,000 of them in the United States, including a [...]

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Obama Centers (Rohingya) Citizenship in Burma

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro President Obama’s visit to Burma/Mynamar has centered the status of the country’s Muslim minority Rohingya community which has been denied Burmese citizenship notwithstanding their historical presence in the country. (The issue gets a lot more coverage in the Muslim world than in the West.) Obama’s speech today welcomed recent steps by the Burmese [...]

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The Oxford Guide to Treaties Symposium: Enter Non-State Actors

by Peter Spiro

by Peter Spiro I’ll join the chorus of praise for my colleague Duncan’s book. It will clearly become the standard reference work in the area. As IL scholarship proliferates, there is a lot of smart money in handbook volumes such as this one. The Oxford Guide to Treaties is a one-stop source for the best [...]

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