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Global FEMA?

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by Peter Spiro Okay, only as thought experiment, prompted by this week’s experience with Hurricane Sandy. There seem to be two major justifications for a national disaster relief apparatus (a surprisingly recent innovation — think Carter era, not New Deal). First are the economies of scale: money and expertise. A small state may not have [...]

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The Election and International Law: Silence May Be Golden

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by Peter Spiro Let’s just say international law was not a fulcrum in last night’s debate. It’s not like the topic was being discriminated against — many important topics were ignored.  (Among them the Eurozone crisis, climate change, NATO, anything much of Asia beyond China, Mexico or Canada.)  Bob Scheiffer asked a question about drones, [...]

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Remembering Abe Chayes on the Cuban Missile Crisis

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by Peter Spiro With all the 50th anniversary retrospectives, seems like a good time to revisit Abram Chayes’ foreign relations law classic, The Cuban Missile Crisis: International Crises and the Role of Law. It’s a slim volume, a good primer on the legal aspects of the crisis. The quarantine decision might seem legally anodyne to [...]

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US Delegation to Dubai Internet Negotiations To Be Larded With (Dominated By?) Industry Reps

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by Peter Spiro This from the very informative blog at The Hill: Representatives from Google, Cisco, Facebook, Microsoft and AT&T will join Obama administration officials at a December conference in Dubai to negotiate the terms of an international telecommunications treaty. The industry members are part of the 95-person delegation representing the United States as it opposes [...]

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