Chimène Keitner

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Chimène Keitner is Alfred & Hanna Fromm Professor of International & Comparative Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. She is a leading authority on international law and civil litigation, and served as the 27th Counselor on International Law in the U.S. Department of State.

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International Criminal Court (ICC)

Sovereignty on Steroids: International Institutions and the Trump Administration’s “Ideology of Patriotism”

President Donald Trump’s Sept. 25 speech to the U.N. General Assembly surprised few with its condemnation and dismissal of international institutions—from the World Trade Organization, to the U.N. Human Rights Council, to the International Criminal Court.

Book Reviews

Diplomacy, Reconsidered

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Review of Ronan Farrow’s “War on Peace: The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence” (W.W. Norton, 2018) and James F. Dobbins’s “Foreign Service: Five Decades on the Frontlines of American Diplomacy” (RAND/Brookings, 2017).

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Alien Tort Statute

ATS, RIP?

By now, most Lawfare readers will be aware of the issues before the Supreme Court in Jesner v. Arab Bank, which was decided yesterday. The plaintiffs/petitioners—foreign victims of overseas terrorist attacks—brought suit against the Arab Bank, a major Jordanian financial institution, for allegedly providing financial support and services to terrorists and terrorist organizations responsible for the attacks.