Read More

New Hampshire State Senator Proposes Ban on Russian Vodka

Jeff Woodburn, a Democrat serving in the NH Senate, has proposed new laws which would prohibit the sale of Russian made vodka from New Hampshire stores as a form of punishment for ‘the Russian hacking of the US election in 2016.’ Does this law have any legal grounds, or by proposing to interfer in international trade relations is Mr. Woodburn overstepping his authority as a State Senator?

Read More

Colombia’s Congress Passes New Ratification To Begin Implementation of October Peace Agreement

On December 1, 2016, Congress ratified a revised version of the peace agreement between the Colombian government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) after the original deal was rejected by a referendum on 2 October. The ratification paves the way for the FARC to begin to demobilize and disarm in a process to be implemented over six months.