Author Archives: Stuart Malawer

About Stuart Malawer

Distinguished Service Professor of Law & International Trade at George Mason University (School of Public Policy).

Is the Iranian hostage agreement good diplomacy and law?

  Op-Ed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch (Sunday) (January 31, 2016)   CARTER AND OBAMA    Malawer:        By Stuart S. Malawer, JD., Ph.D. Richmond Times-Dispatch     On Jan. 21, 1981, freed hostage David Roeder arrived at Rhein-Main U.S. Air Force … Continue reading

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2016 Iranian Hostage Exchange for $1.7b and President Carter’s 1980 Hostage Accords — Diplomatically & Legally Correct — Maybe, But are They Good Precedent Today?

2016 Iranian Hostage Exchange for $1.7b and President Carter’s 1980 Hostage Accords — Diplomatically & Legally Correct — Maybe, But are They Good Precedent Today?      The transfer of $1.7 billion dollars to Iran to secure the release of the Hostages this month coincided with … Continue reading

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Obama’s & Carter’s Iranian Agreements — Same Open Questions?

          Now that the new Iranian – U.S. agreements are being implemented, that resulted in the freeing of US hostages by Iran as well as settlement of various financial issues, it is instructive to look back at the President Carter’s Iranian Hostage Accords of … Continue reading

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Litigation and Trade — Litigation Continues to be Critical.

                                     Legal proceedings continue to be a critical aspect of global trade relations. The Supreme Court, NAFTA panels, and WTO dispute resolution system have all seen new activity the first few weeks of the new year. … Continue reading

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Update on WTO China Litigation in the WTO — 2015 — Few Cases.

      The U.S. brought two cases against China in the WTO in 2015. One involves China’s VAT tax and its exclusion of domestically-produced aircraft and the other export subsidies for goods produced in special zones. China brought no cases against … Continue reading

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Compensation for Hostages, Finally — Iranian Hostage Accords Were a Legal Mistake.

   Finally, the Congress and President enacted legislation that will eventually compensate the U.S. diplomatic and military personnel held hostage for 444 days in Teheran in 1979. This has now  ended a disgraceful period of American diplomatic history. It evidences the … Continue reading

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Historical Trade Develpments at End of the Year 2015.

                                Various historical and semi-historical trade developments have emerged in a geopolitical context recently. They include among other, US oil export ban, new ITA tariff reductions, the Paris Climate Agreement, Cuban-US compensation discussions, global tax and global corruption. Here are … Continue reading

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