Patrick Hulme

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Patrick Hulme is a Ph.D. student in political science at UCSD, where he focuses on congressional-executive relations in U.S. foreign policy, U.S.-China relations, and international security. He is a graduate student researcher for the Center for Peace and Security Studies (cPASS), the 21st Century China Center, and the Institute on Global Conflict and Cooperation (IGCC). He holds a J.D. from the UCLA School of Law.

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Executive Power

Biden and War Powers

Amidst an ongoing debate over aging AUMFs, how does the president view the war powers? Biden's long tenure in the federal government suggests that while he might claim broad war authority, he will not use major force absent significant congressional support.


No Substitute for the Real Thing: International and Congressional Use of Force Authorizations

Since President Truman’s “police action” in the Korean War, scholars in law and political science have considered the possibility that presidents would attempt to substitute congressional authorization with authorization from an international organization when using military force.