Foreign Policy and National Security

Justices Won’t Hear Arguments In Citizenship Question Case

The U.S. Supreme Court won’t hear oral arguments over evidentiary disputes in a case related to the Trump administration’s inclusion of a question about citizenship status on the 2020 census, according to a Friday docket entry…

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Prosecutors Give Peek At Evidence Of Manafort’s Alleged Lies

Prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller made public a heavily redacted filing Tuesday laying out evidence that former Donald Trump presidential campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to federal investigators in violation of an agreement last year in which Manafort pled guilty to obstructing Mueller’s investigation into Russian election interference…

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GameChangers 2018: The Criminal ‘Winners’ in Latin America

Which criminal structures have gained the most strength in Latin America in 2018? Three groups, all based in different nations, have engaged in aggressive expansion, both territorial and economic, and are set to dominate the region’s criminal landscape…

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Johns Hopkins, Others Lose Bid To Kill Syphilis Study Suit

Johns Hopkins University, Bristol-Meyers Squibb Co. and the Rockefeller Foundation, accused of participating in controversial syphilis experiments in Guatemala during the 1940s and 1950s, failed to show that their status as corporations protects them from liability under the Alien Tort Statute, a Maryland federal judge said Thursday…

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Ex-Credit Suisse Bankers Aided $2B Fraud In Africa: Feds

Former Credit Suisse bankers, a Lebanese businessman and top officials in Mozambique participated in a scheme to siphon funds from more than $2 billion in government-backed loans for fraudulent projects in the African nation, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday in New York federal court…

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Tech Giants Skirt Claims They Aided 2015 Calif. Terror Attack

Twitter, Facebook and Google can’t be held responsible for a December 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, because those harmed in the incident can’t show the tech companies actually aided the attackers, a California federal judge has said…

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