Commentaries by Elliot Winter

On Christmas Eve, the European Union (‘EU’) and United Kingdom (‘UK’) finally reached a draft trade agreement (‘the Agreement’) that governs their post-Brexit affairs as of 01 January 2021. The deal, which has not yet been formally adopted or entered into force, comes to a hefty 1,246 pages and represents a major achievement of the [...]

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On 27 November 2020, Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was killed while traveling in his car just east of Tehran.?It is understood that Fakhrizadeh was Iran’s foremost nuclear scientist and that he led the country’s efforts to develop a nuclear bomb. The details of the attack are a matter of doubt, with Iran claiming that Israel was the [...]

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On 03 January, the US launched a drone strike against the Iranian defence chief Qasem Soleimani.?The strike occurred while Soleimani was in Iraq and it killed both the general and a number of other personnel in the area, including Iraqis.?The event raises questions that touch on various aspects of international law.?For example, there is the [...]

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