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7 Dec 2013, 2:02 pm by Kenneth Anderson
Chris Borgen, law professor at St John’s Law School and Opinio Juris blogger, is a leading expert on the increasingly fraught law-and-geopolitics of Russia’s so-called “near abroad” – particularly today the countries of Ukraine,  Moldova, Armenia, and Georgia. [read post]
23 Oct 2009, 7:06 pm
My Opinio Juris colleague Chris Borgen has a post up commenting on a new paper by Richard Bilder on SSRN on legal issues involved in mining for Helium 3 on the Moon. [read post]
10 Sep 2010, 3:03 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Next week the ICJ will have oral proceedings in the case Application of the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (Georgia v. [read post]
8 Jan 2010, 9:54 am by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen With all the talk about the environment and climate change and the with success of eco-themed TV show Life After People, I was struck by this blog post/ photo essay at BLDGBLOG on the degradation of Biosphere 2, the experiment in building a self-contained ecological biosphere in a set of buildings in the Arizona desert. [read post]
5 May 2010, 11:02 am by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen My colleague Marc DeGirolami has a guest post over at PrawfsBlawg reacting to an op-ed in today’s New York Times by Jean-François Copé, the the majority leader of the French National Assembly, in which Copé defends banning the burqa and the niqab. [read post]
16 Jan 2012, 11:33 am by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Tomorrow, as part of its Leading Figures in International Dispute Resolution Series, the ASIL’s International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group (ICTIG) will host a talk by Meg Kinnear, Secretary General of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to discuss the ICSID system for settling investor-state disputes. [read post]
19 May 2010, 1:16 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen John Robb notes the following on his excellent Global Guerillas blog: Coast Guard and BP’s private military contractors team up to enforce media and scientific blackout (part of BP’s information operations campaign) on the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster. [read post]
13 Jun 2011, 2:08 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Passed along by Tony Anghie: The Asian Society of International Law will be holding its Third Biennial Conference in Beijing, China, on August 27th and 28th. [read post]
13 Aug 2009, 12:15 am
On the 40th anniversary of the Apollo moon landing, blogger Chris Borgen reminds us that there is a whole body of public international law devoted to outer space such as the Moon Treaty (1363 U.N.T.S. 3) and the Outer Space Treaty (G.A. [read post]
29 Nov 2011, 10:20 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Well, not really today, but it was about twenty years ago that what we now call (incorrectly, at times) the “frozen conflicts”– the separatist conflicts in Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Moldova– weren’t  frozen but were actually brushfire wars before settling into stalemates. [read post]
16 Aug 2011, 4:48 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen As well as John Dehn, whom Peggy has previously welcomed, we would like to welcome Michael Scharf to guest blogging with us for the next couple of weeks. [read post]
29 Sep 2010, 10:43 am by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen We are very pleased to host for the next three days a discussion of Amos Guiora’s new book, Freedom from Religion: Rights and National Security(Oxford 2009). [read post]
3 Sep 2010, 12:24 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Matt Armstrong, who blogs at MountainRunner, has an article in the current World Politics Review called Reforming Smith-Mundt: Making American Public Diplomacy Safe for Americans. [read post]
10 Sep 2010, 12:19 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen As you may remember from my previous post on this topic, Kirsan Ilyumzhinov, the President of the autonomous republic of Kalmikia the President of FIDE (the world chess federation), has been named in a suit before the Court of Arbitration for Sport seeking the disqualification of his FIDE candidacy. [read post]
21 Nov 2010, 9:00 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Let’s just put this one in the “I couldn’t have made this up” files. [read post]
22 Oct 2009, 2:53 pm
by Chris Borgen Tomorrow (Friday, October 23rd), the S.J. [read post]
28 Feb 2010, 12:33 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen McGill University law students have started a new blog about international law, Legal Frontiers. [read post]
23 Sep 2010, 8:27 am by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen I’d like to pick up a thread is in Chiara’s book and is teased out in both Gian Luca’s post and Ben Davis’s comment on Chiara’s most recent post on Somalia: the view that state failure is notan “on/ off” characteristic, but rather is a continuum ranging from governments that are somewhat incompetent (insert your state of choice here) to essentially nonexistent (Somalia). [read post]
17 Nov 2011, 10:09 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Suzanne Nossel, who was until recently a Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for International Organizations and is currently a Visiting Senior Fellow for Global Governance at the Council of Foreign Relations, has been named the new Executive Director of Amnesty International USA. [read post]
9 Apr 2012, 12:15 pm by Chris Borgen
by Chris Borgen Benn Steil, director of international economics at the Council on Foreign Relations has an interesting peek at the history of the formation of the World Bank and IMF in a New York Times op-ed. [read post]