Weekday News Wrap: Thursday, February 7, 2013
- France is seeking UN Peacekeepers for Mali amid the ongoing conflict.
- Sudan’s President Omar Hassan al-Bashir met with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in order to discuss potential areas of cooperation in the future.
- The Canadian government is thinking about legislation that would revoke the citizenship of its dual nationals involved in acts of terrorism.
- Human Rights Watch has issued a report that alleges rampant sexual abuse of children in India.
- The CIA is operating a drone base out of Saudi Arabia; this was the base used to launch the drone that killed Anwar al-Awlaki in 2011.
- Speaking of al-Awlaki, the DOJ’s leaked white paper (on which Kevin has blogged here and here, and Deborah here) has received a lot of early critical analysis. Here is just a sampling: Ohlin, the Council on Foreign Relations, Adler, Rosen, Posner and a lot of discussion at Lawfare (see Wittes/Hennessey 1, Vladeck, Pildes, Goldsmith and Wittes/Hennessey 2). Al Jazeera featured an Inside Story discussion, with Ben Emmerson, QC, Joshua Faust and Marcy Wheeler, which you can find here.
- And on a lighter note, Oxford University Press has a quiz to test how much you know about public international law on their blog.