Non-state actors are the emerging power in vast, geographic areas left ungoverned in these failing states and, with unique ambitions and particular belief systems, these groups often enter into sustained competition with one another resulting in violence and drawn-out hostilities.
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Despite the benefits of the Tallinn Manual, the manual presents two dangers that we should hope Tallinn 2.0 avoids.
To be effective and relevant, the law of armed conflict must adapt to the age of hybrid warfare.
A review of Kenneth Watkin's Fighting at the Legal Boundaries: Controlling the Use of Force in Contemporary Conflict (Oxford University Press, 2016).
Joint Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: VanLandingham on Procedural Regulation of Detention
Joint Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: Hakimi on Fair Trial Guarantees in Armed Conflict
[I am happy to report that Lawfare once again is partnering with InterCross and EJILTalk! to present posts stemming from a summer roundtable at Oxford concerning international law and armed conflict.
Is the Turkish control of northern Syria a case of belligerent occupation? And, if so, what does this mean for Turkey and Syria?
The Department of Defense released an update to the 2015 Law of War Manual on Friday, July 22nd, revising language on the protection of journalists in conflict.
The DOD airstrike that may have killed Taliban leader Mullah Mansour is interesting, from a legal perspective, at many levels. From an international law perspective, as Marty Lederman explains here, it looks to be another example of action under color of the much-discussed unwilling/unable principle (unless of course there was conse
To assess the legality of U.S. targeting, it is crucial to know where the PPG does and does not apply. Yet to date, as commentators have noted, no clear definition has been given for the term that provides the key to this issue.