Beyond the Wall: A German Solution to the Property Issue in Cyprus Reunification

Beyond the Wall: A German Solution to the Property Issue in Cyprus Reunification

By Calla Ketchens.

The idea of "building a wall" has become very common in the past year. But it is not a new problem. Other countries such as North Korea, South Korea, and Israel-Palestine have faced border issues. Today;s post provides a brief history of Cyprus and discusses the possible reunification of Cyprus.

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Kleptocracy: A Clever Name and a Clever Way to get around Sovereign Immunity

Kleptocracy: A Clever Name and a Clever Way to get around Sovereign Immunity

By Calla Ketchens.

This past summer the Department of Justice began the process to recover $1BN from the Malaysian government. The complaint alleges misappropriation and money laundering beginning as early as 2009. Today's post discusses kleptocracy, the Kleptocracy Asset Recovery Initiative, and provides an analysis regarding the action against Malaysia.

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Fiery National Pride Sweeps through Europe, Jumps Across the English Channel

Fiery National Pride Sweeps through Europe, Jumps Across the English Channel

by Calla Ketchens.

The  rise of "new-nationalism" was a large factor in the United Kingdom voting to the leave the European Union. This post discusses the rise of "new-nationalism" in Europe and its potential effects on treaty obligations, particularly Article 33(1) of the Convention on the Status of Refugees.

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