Ceasefire in International Armed Conflict: Implications for Jus Ad Bellum Self-Defense

Ceasefire in International Armed Conflict: Implications for Jus Ad Bellum Self-Defense

| Feb 14, 2024

Ceasefire in International Armed Conflict: Implications for Jus Ad Bellum Self-Defense In recent months, various commentators have proposed that Ukraine should agree to a ceasefire with Russia as a means of ending the ongoing hostilities of the Russo-Ukrainian War....
Attacking the Quds Force and Affiliated Groups under the Jus ad Bellum

Attacking the Quds Force and Affiliated Groups under the Jus ad Bellum

| Feb 5, 2024

Attacking the Quds Force and Affiliated Groups under the Jus ad Bellum On 28 January, a drone strike on a U.S. military outpost in Jordan known as Tower 22 killed three soldiers and wounded 34. The Islamic Resistance in Iraq, a non-State militia group, claimed...
International Law, Political Will, and Regulation of the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

International Law, Political Will, and Regulation of the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon

| Nov 6, 2023

International Law, Political Will, and Regulation of the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon Editor’s Note: This post is based on an article, “Regulating the Foreign-Fighter Phenomenon” published in the Virginia Journal of International Law, available here. Across at least...
The Anti-ISIL Coalition, Civilian Harm, and the Obligation to Investigate

The Anti-ISIL Coalition, Civilian Harm, and the Obligation to Investigate

| Aug 30, 2023

The Anti-ISIL Coalition, Civilian Harm, and the Obligation to Investigate This post is drawn from the author’s article-length work, “How Does the Obligation to Investigate Alleged Serious Violations of International Humanitarian Law Apply in Ad Hoc Military...
War, Law, and the Paths We Take

War, Law, and the Paths We Take

| Jul 5, 2023

War, Law, and the Paths We Take I first met Sufyan Abbas in Tikrit, Iraq in the spring of 2004, when I was a first-tour Captain in the U.S. Army JAG Corps assigned to First Infantry Division. Iraq, in that moment, was unstable and smouldering. The detrital effects of...