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Robert W. "Skip" Ash is a Senior Counsel at the ACLJ and at the ECLJ. Ash heads the ACLJ’s national security practice. As such, he deals daily with legal issues concerning Believers in the U.S. Armed Forces, with issues regarding the Law of Armed Conflict worldwide, with issues before the International Criminal Court, with issues before the United Nations and its agencies, and with issues before other international courts in Europe. Ash is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, who served 22 years on active duty as a U.S. Army officer. His service included serving as NATO desk officer in the War Plans division of the Army Staff as well as a military strategist for the Secretary of Defense in the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Plans in the Pentagon. Ash is also one of the founders of the M.G. Robertson Global Centre for Law & Public Policy. He currently serves as Secretary of the Centre.

A graduate of Regent University School of Law, Ash has also served as a member of the faculties of the School of Law and the Robertson School of Government at Regent where he taught courses on national security law, public international law, comparative law, First Amendment law, business associations, and legal research and writing.

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The ICC Does It Again, and It’s Not Pretty

By Skip Ash1613746440000

As we’ve pointed out before concerning the International Criminal Court (ICC) and its chief Prosecutor, both are highly susceptible to politics—often at the expense of “law” and the “rule of law” internationally. That happened again on Friday, February 5, 2021, when judges of Pre-Trial Chamber I of...

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A Rare Example of Sanity and Bipartisanship in Washington

By Skip Ash1612904969569

If you’ve been following what’s been going on in Congress recently, you will know that last week the Senate held a marathon, all-night, session to deal with the COVID-19 Budget Reconciliation bill recently passed by the House of Representatives. The House bill, as expected, contained virtually...

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The Biden Administration Is Resurrecting the Worst of Obama’s Middle East Policies

By Skip Ash1611942600488

The French have a saying: “ Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose ,” which roughly translates into English as, “The more things change, the more they remain the same.” We’re seeing this principle being lived out before our eyes. The newly ensconced Biden Administration appears to be...

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Prospects for Peace in the Middle East Brighten Considerably

By Skip Ash1597768775410

We are so used to hearing about problems in the Middle East, that a bit of good news has caught us all by surprise. Last week, it was jointly announced by the United States, Israel, and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) that Israel and the UAE have agreed to establish full diplomatic relations with...

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Palestinian Leaders Just Admitted There Is No State of Palestine

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We’re Going Back to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

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Continuing to Engage at the ICC for Israel

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