Aaron Shepard endeavors to examine the roots of the failures of the Guantanamo military commissions and suggest potential solutions to remedy them. His paper begins with an introduction to the concept of military commissions, including a brief overview of their historic utilization and import. It then provides a detailed background on Guantanamo Bay, covers the… Continue reading Commissions Impossible: How Can Future Military Commissions Avoid the Failures of Guantanamo?
Tyler R. Smotherman reviews Will Soper’s “Greytown Is No More!” The 1854 Razing of a Central American port, the U.S. Businesses Behind Its Demise, and the Lasting Foreign Policy Legacy, which looks at the cause of Greytown’s destruction and takes a critical look at the court’s subsequent ruling in Durand v. Hollins. Smotherman praises the… Continue reading Greytown, Great Power Politics, and History’s Grey Areas