In its response to Russia’s attack, the United Kingdom could use international legal institutions to walk the line between the shortcomings of economic and diplomatic sanctions and outright war.
Michel Paradis is a senior attorney in the U.S. Dept. of Defense, Military Commissions Defense Organization. He is also a lecturer at Columbia Law School and a fellow at the Center on National Security. The views expressed are his own and do not reflect the position of the U.S. government or any agency or instrumentality thereof.
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Historically, national security benefited from demanding allegiance from anyone within our country's borders. That is one reason why key language in the Fourteenth Amendment was so narrowly crafted. And it is also why ending birthright citizenship will require a constitutional amendment or judicial abandonment of what that language meant when it was written.