International Law & Treaties

History has taught us that the promotion of international law via institutions like the UN and the Int'l Criminal Court is important. We blog on and advocate for a cooperative U.S. role in the world, including participating fully in important treaties such as Law of the Sea, the Convention on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women, the Arms Trade Treaty, the Disability Treaty, etc.

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News and Updates

World Trade Center tribute in lights
September 11, 2014 - 11:30am EDT
This piece was originally published on September 11, 2011. It has been reposted to reflect on the tragic events and impacts of 9/11 and on our international strategy going forward. Ten years ago, while driving to work, I watched in horror as smoke and flames billowed from the Pentagon from across the Potomac River. Later, huddled in a basement office, our small staff overcame its fear that this was "the beginning of the [...] Read More
August 28, 2014 - 2:00pm EDT
This post was originally published on March 26, 2014. It has been reposted in light of the recent news that the Obama Administration is pursuing a climate agreement in lieu of a treaty for the 2015 UN summit meeting in Paris.  In an increasingly globalized world, multilateral engagement is becoming even more critical for the planet’s survival. No longer can a nation act unilaterally without being left behind. In light of [...] Read More
August 15, 2014 - 11:00am EDT
Since the beginning of 2014, Russia has been a constant agitator in the news. And the end of July was no exception when news broke that Russia had violated an international arms agreement, the Intermediate Nuclear Forces Treaty (INF). Now this is not the first time, but it has certainly sparked some of the greatest criticism in light of their other actions in the past year. This news has arms control critics calling for [...] Read More