US CBP Agents Implement New Question in ESTA Program

US CBP Agents Implement New Question in ESTA Program

On Dec. 20, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agents implemented a new question in its Electronic System for Travel Authorization (ESTA) system. The query asks travelers for their social media profiles. The new portion of ESTA, specifically Form I-94W, was published in the Federal Register in June of 2016 and has received criticism […]

Israeli Government Responds to UN Resolution [Video]

Israeli Government Responds to UN Resolution [Video]

On Monday, Dec. 26, 2016, the Israeli government addressed Resolution 2334 passed by the United Nation Security Council (UNSC). The response came in the form of an announcement to move forward with plans to begin the construction of 600 housing units in eastern Jerusalem. After the UNSC passed the resolution, the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin […]

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

South Africa to Withdraw From International Criminal Court

On Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016, Tshililo Michael Masutha, the Minister of Justice of South Africa, presented a bill to parliament for the withdrawal from the International Criminal Court (ICC). South Africa, Burundi, and Gambia announced in October their intention to leave the ICC due to what they believe is unbalanced treatment of the Court’s members. […]