Laya Maheshwari

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Laya Maheshwari is a J.D. student at Harvard Law School. He has previously worked as a journalist and published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, and The Los Angeles Times, among others.

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India/Pakistan

India’s February 2019 Strike in Pakistani Territory: A Jus ad Bellum Analysis

India’s statement raises questions of whether a state has a right to self-defense against a nonstate actor when the latter’s conduct has not been attributed to another state, what qualifies as an “imminent” armed attack, and whether India is endorsing the unable-or-unwilling test.