The Chinese government’s use of its own weak legal system to carry out “hostage diplomacy" may herald a new “asymmetric lawfare” strategy to counter the U.S.
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‘The Politics of Truth’: The U.K. Overseas Operations Act and Legislation on Northern Ireland Legacy
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Sarah Cleveland is an excellent choice to be legal adviser. She should be confirmed quickly.
From the perspective of international law, it is difficult to overstate the seriousness of Belarus’s actions.
The latest troop buildup along Ukraine’s border has renewed a debate about Ukrainian security that has persisted since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Comparing the Facebook Oversight Board to an international human rights tribunal reveals that the board’s ability to hold Facebook accountable will depend on its ability to develop human rights norms, incentivize Facebook to internalize those norms, and overcome challenges to building its authority and legitimacy.
States will struggle to find cyber relevance in international law until new instruments of international law—or adaptations of current law—account for the core features of the cyber strategic environment.
A recent African Court decision suggests trouble for human rights icon Paul Rusesabagina and the rule of law in Rwanda and the rest of Africa.
States and other stakeholders can use Article 2(4) of the U.N. Charter to bar not just uses of force in cyberspace but also threats of such force by equal measure.
We recently contributed to an essay in the 2020 "Strategic Survey" that discusses key international legal gaps in areas relating to international security and suggests how states can work to address them.