Interview with Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer, WHO World Representative to China: Part I

Interview[1] by April Xiaoyi Xu (PO ‘18), Editor-in-Chief Transcribed by Lathan Liou (PO ‘19), Kaela Cote-Stemmermann (SCR ‘18), and Annie Wan (PO ‘20), Staff Writers Dr. Bernhard Schwartländer took up his position as WHO Representative in China in September 2013. Before joining WHO in China, he served as Director for Evidence, Policy and Innovation at…

U.S. Counter-terrorism Practices and International Law

By Daisy Ni (PO ’21) Following President Trump’s vow in August to loosen restrictions on counter-terrorism measures, the White House has been preparing to dismantle Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields. Specifically, national security advisers have proposed to expand kill missions by the military and the CIA from what is…

On the New Era of Diplomacy and Being in the Foreign Service: Interview with Cameron Phelps Munter

By Maïmouna Diarra (PO ’19) and Gabe Magee (PO ’20) Mr. Cameron Phelps Munter was the former U.S. ambassador to Serbia (2007-2009) and Pakistan (2010-2012), serving as a U.S. Foreign Service Officer in some of the most conflict-ridden regions of the world for almost thirty years. Prior to joining the Foreign Service, Mr. Munter taught…

Instructions Not Included: International Law and the Story of the Timorese State

Phoebe Alpern (PO ‘20) Against the grim track record of ethnic cleansing, sectarian violence, and unmitigated genocide that defined United Nations interventions of the 1980s and 90s, the UN mission in East Timor was a debatable success: a rapid mobilization that spawned a transparent democratic referendum, restored thousands of refugees to their homes, and embraced…

Male Captus, Bene Detentus: Israel’s Trial of Adolf Eichmann

When Israel’s intelligence service captured Otto Adolf Eichmann (known as Adolf Eichmann), a Nazi Holocaust perpetrator, in Argentina and Prime Minister Ben-Gurion subsequently announced the capture, Argentina formally protested that Israel had encroached upon Argentina’s sovereignty as a nation.[1] After the almost immediate failure of mediation, Argentina brought its claim against Israel to the United…