Can Starlink Satellites Be Lawfully Targeted?

Can Starlink Satellites Be Lawfully Targeted?

Can Starlink Satellites Be Lawfully Targeted? In an earlier post, I discussed the special attribution regime in Article VI of the Outer Space Treaty (OST) and the risk of activities of commercial actors drawing States into existing armed conflicts. This analysis...
U.S. Strike Cells: Dispelling the Myths

U.S. Strike Cells: Dispelling the Myths

U.S. Strike Cells: Dispelling the Myths Last August, in the wake of the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan, the world witnessed a disastrous incident in Kabul when ten Afghan civilians, including up to seven children, were killed by a U.S. drone strike meant for ISIS....
Weaponizing Food

Weaponizing Food

Weaponizing Food The conflict in Ukraine is threatening the world’s food system. For instance, Ukraine and Russia supply around 30% of global wheat and barley exports. And over 40% of Ukrainian wheat export goes to Africa, where food shortages are endemic. In a March...
Legal Status of Ukraine’s Resistance Forces

Legal Status of Ukraine’s Resistance Forces

Legal Status of Ukraine’s Resistance Forces In the lead up to Russia’s invasion, Ukraine prepared to defend its territory by, among other things, training its citizens to serve as a “resistance in waiting.” The extent to which these resistance forces have engaged...