The problems associated with recognition of a foreign divorce obtained from Syria arise when a U.S. citizen travels to Syria and obtain an Islamic quick divorce “triple talaq”. Such a divorce is generally entitled to recognition in the United States if it was valid and effective in Syria where it was granted and that Syria was the residence or domicile of both parties and the divorce decree does not violate state’s public policy.
For your weekend reading I offer a longer essay, about why spending on the military is no good way to stimulate your economy. It plunges into the history of the left debate about Military Keynesianism and also discusses the arms contractors' newest schemes for exempting defense budgets from conservative vows to cut everything. I hope you enjoy it.