Author: Gracie Webb

In Defense of Citizen Diplomacy

On September 10th 2001, a phone call between two high-priority Al-Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan was intercepted by U.S. intelligence. The NSA didn’t have enough linguists, and the Arabic language phone call entered a long line of messages waiting to be…

Desperation in Yemen: Houthi Government Complicates Peace Process

On November 28th, the Houthi rebels fighting the Yemeni government declared a government after twenty months of futile conflict. Diplomats were hoping that the rebels would agree to form a unity government as part of a peace process, but such…

The ICC’s Quest for Accountability Continues

While international convention has allowed states to punish global piracy since antiquity, perpetrators of genocide were largely able to avoid the same international culpability until the establishment of the UN’s anti-genocide treaty in 1948. The treaty was successfully used to…