Richard Urban

Richard Urban is a research associate for an information procurement firm in Washington, DC. He is a JD candidate at the American University, Washington College of Law, and an alumni from George Mason University's Global Politics Fellowship. Urban is fluent in Slovak, Czech and Russian, and he specializes in legal and political issues blighting contemporary eastern Europe. He has previously interned at the Council on Competitiveness, a nonprofit organization focused on bolstering America's innovation and industrial sectors on an international front.
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A Sovereign Kurdistan Under International Law

What makes international law particularly relevant to Kurdistan is that in order to recognize one, we must recognize the other. The South China Sea is a contentious flashpoint for China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Japan, the Philippines and Thailand, all of whom lay claim over the waters. If international waters could be sovereign, China would be culpable of belligerent occupation. When the... Continue Reading

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