J. Francisco Lobo

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J. Francisco Lobo is an international law and legal theory professor at the Diego Portales University in Chile as well as an LL.M. student in the International Legal Studies program at the NYU School of Law.

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International Law: Self-Defense

One Piece at a Time: The ‘Accumulation of Events’ Doctrine and the ‘Bloody Nose’ Debate on North Korea

Over the past few weeks, experts have engaged in a debate over the legality of pursuing a “bloody nose” strike on North Korea, an option reportedly being considered by the Trump administration (at least until recently). This debate has been propelled forward by an article published in Lawfare by Shane Reeves and Robert Lawless where they describe the “bloody nose” strike strategy as follows: