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The Perils of Impulsive Promises for Justice in Syria

Editor's note: This piece originally appeared in Markaz.

The chemical weapons attack in the Syrian town of Khan Shaykhun earlier this month has led to renewed calls for members of the Assad regime to face justice. Boris Johnson and Jean-Marc Ayrault recently wrote in The Guardian, for example, “there will be no impunity.”

International Law

The Obama Administration’s Views on the Legality of Intervention in Syria Without Congressional or U.N. Security Council Support

As the Obama administration approaches its end, it is interesting to watch former Obama administration officials debate and disagree about its legal legacy. The most recent episode came in response to the State Department dissenters’ proposals for intervention in Syria to remove Assad.

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