16 May 2016

The emergence of lawfare

The security of individual nations and the wider world is protected through many means, force or diplomacy, culture or environment. Law is increasingly deployed as an alternative to military force, although its use dates back as far as international law itself. Even private sector and other non-governmental attorneys play a leading role in lawfare.

  • Analyzes the benefits and practices of "lawfare"-a security maneuver countries can use instead of armed force in international disputes
  • Examines how private attorneys can come to play a large role in these international maneuvers
  • Illustrates the concept with real-world examples of lawfare use by the US, China, Iran, Israel, Palestine, and others

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