Ruth Wedgewood

Professor of Law, Johns Hopkins University

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Professor of Law and Diplomacy at Johns Hopkins University and and director of its International Law and Organizations program; member of the Defense Policy Board and the United Nations Human Rights Committee

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Yesterday, President Obama promised to work with other nations to " halt the rise of piracy " in the Indian Ocean.

Piracy: The Legacy of a Failed State

Yesterday, President Obama promised to work with other nations to " halt the rise of piracy " in the Indian Ocean.

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In the hours since President Obama promised to " halt the rise of piracy ," four more ships from the Philippines, Liberia, Greece and Togo have been attacked in the Indian Ocean, off…

Piracy: The Legacy of a Failed State

In the hours since President Obama promised to " halt the rise of piracy ," four more ships from the Philippines, Liberia, Greece and Togo have been attacked in the Indian Ocean, off…

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In the aftermath of World War II, the United States was known for generosity to allies and former enemies.

Should America Use 'Soft Power' in the Middle East?

In the aftermath of World War II, the United States was known for generosity to allies and former enemies.

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Since March some 387 Boeing 737 Max jets have been grounded by regulators and airlines with no end in sight. Boeing profits have tanked. Last month the company recorded its biggest ever quarterly loss and deliveries are at their lowest since 2012. Boeing says it expects the plane to return to service by the end of this year, as it continues to focus on the plane’s software system, thought to be the cause of both plane crashes. Boeing’s crisis highlights a problem beyond flight safety. The aircraft manufacturer chose to prioritize big spending on CEO compensation and stock buybacks rather than reinvest profits on its employees, infrastructure and R and D. Last year alone, Boeing’s chief executive Dennis Muilenburg took home $30 in compensation and gains from options. Buybacks over investment; the financial strategy that’s great for shareholders but may well have cost Boeing the public’s trust.

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