The Lieber Institute for Law and Warfare conducts research on emerging and/or contentious law of armed conflict issues that are relevant to the practitioner and grounded in academic scholarship. Our projects range from small discrete undertakings to larger multi-year projects.

Currently, we are starting a longer-term research project on the law of armed conflict and AI, machine learning and autonomy during war. Other topics include detention operations, cyber law, and issues related to the conduct of hostilities.

Previously, we have published research regarding the application of law to contemporary complex battle spaces as well as on legal challenges that arise with emerging technologies.