Tag Archives: United Nations

Yemen and Coalition-Based Interventions

A series of ongoing conflicts and U.S. complacence have begun to unravel the norms on the use of force. Continue reading

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Airstrikes in Syria: Legitimacy of Regional Coalitions

U.S. airstrikes in Syria may be a critical step in changing legitimate international behavior in the face of state sovereignty norms. Continue reading

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Russia and Crimea: International Law and Sovereignty

When Barack Obama characterized Russia’s behavior as a “violation of international law,” his words were not strictly true. Obama was referring to the official United States policy that Russia’s military intervention and protectionist presence within the Crimea region transgressed the … Continue reading

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Force and the United Nations

Originally posted at the Penn Political Review United Nations Security Council As the international debate raged over intervention in Syria, one truth became increasingly clear—beneath all of the rhetoric, the international legal system is still run by Great Power politics.

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