Stephen Pomper

Member of the Board of Editors

Steve Pomper (@StephenPomper) is the Chief of Policy at the International Crisis Group. In that capacity, he works with regional and cross-cutting programs to develop and promote the organization’s analysis and policy recommendations. He is based in Washington D.C.

Prior to joining Crisis Group, Stephen served as special assistant to the president and senior director for Multilateral Affairs and Human Rights at the National Security Council under President Obama. Prior to joining the staff of the National Security Council, he served in a variety of roles with the Office of the Legal Adviser at the U.S. Department of State, where he specialized in domestic and international law regulating the use of force and the law of war, including as the assistant legal adviser for Political-Military Affairs.

Outside government, Stephen has been a senior policy scholar at the U.S. Institute of Peace and a Leonard and Sophie Davis Genocide Prevention distinguished fellow at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, and was in private practice at Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. He is a non-residential senior fellow at the NYU Law School Reiss Center on Law and Security. Stephen received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his law degree from Yale Law School.


Articles by this author:

Чим обернеться на практиці ордер МКС на арешт Путіна?


Mar 20th, 2023

How will the ICC’s Arrest Warrant for Putin Play Out in Practice?


Mar 20th, 2023

U.S. Policy on Cluster Munitions and Russia’s War in Ukraine


May 4th, 2022

2022 Update: Good Governance Paper No. 14: War Powers Reform

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Jan 21st, 2022

Crossing Back Over: Time to Reform Legal Culture and Legal Practice of the “War on Terror”

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Sep 10th, 2021

A Giant Step Forward for War Powers Reform

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Jul 20th, 2021

War Powers Guard Rails Can Keep the U.S. From Sliding into a New Middle East War

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Jul 2nd, 2021

Principles for a 2021 Authorization for Use of Military Force

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Mar 5th, 2021

Good Governance Paper No. 14: War Powers Reform

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Oct 30th, 2020

The Perils of Hyping Pandemic Response as a National Security Issue

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May 4th, 2020

The Soleimani Strike and the Case for War Powers Reform


Mar 11th, 2020

Bill Barr’s Extreme Views on War Powers Mean Congress’s Window to Stop War with Iran is Now

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May 20th, 2019

How the Senate Should Move Forward on Resolution to Withdraw from Yemen War

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Nov 30th, 2018

The US and Int’l Criminal Court May Still Steer Past Each Other–Why and How


Apr 5th, 2018

USG Statement on Int’l Criminal Court Probe into Alleged U.S. War Crimes is Missing Some Things


Dec 14th, 2017

The Int’l Criminal Court’s Case against the United States in Afghanistan: How it happened and what the future holds


Nov 13th, 2017

Correcting the Record—Further Thoughts on the Intelligence Report on Civilian Casualties

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Feb 27th, 2017

How Trump’s Team Can Use Obama’s Counterterrorism Playbook to Defeat al-Qa’ida and ISIL

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Feb 21st, 2017