Michael Schmitt

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Michael Schmitt (@Schmitt_ILaw) is Professor of International Law at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom; G. Norman Lieber Distinguished Scholar at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Strauss Center Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Texas; professor emeritus at the U.S. Naval War College; and Director of Legal Affairs for Cyber Law International. He serves on the Department of State’s Advisory Committee on International Law, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and is General Editor of The Lieber Studies (OUP).

Articles by this author:

Turning Cuba’s Internet Back On: International Legal Options

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Jul 19th, 2021

Three International Law Rules for Responding Effectively to Hostile Cyber Operations

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Jul 13th, 2021

The Sixth United Nations GGE and International Law in Cyberspace

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Jun 10th, 2021

Germany’s Positions on International Law in Cyberspace Part II

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Mar 10th, 2021

Germany’s Positions on International Law in Cyberspace Part I

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Mar 9th, 2021

Avoiding Collateral Damage on the Battlefield

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Feb 11th, 2021

Top Expert Backgrounder: Russia’s SolarWinds Operation and International Law

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Dec 21st, 2020

New Zealand Pushes the Dialogue on International Cyber Law Forward

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Dec 8th, 2020

Finland Sets Out Key Positions on International Cyber Law

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Oct 27th, 2020

A Threat or A Warning: Russia’s Weapons Testing in Space

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Jul 31st, 2020

Iranian Gunboat Harassment and the Rules of Engagement

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May 7th, 2020

The Defense Department’s Measured Take on International Law in Cyberspace

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Mar 11th, 2020

War in Space: How International Humanitarian Law Might Apply

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Mar 9th, 2020

Norm-Skepticism in Cyberspace? Counter-Factual and Counterproductive

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Feb 28th, 2020

The Netherlands Releases a Tour de Force on International Law in Cyberspace: Analysis

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Oct 14th, 2019

France’s Major Statement on International Law and Cyber: An Assessment

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Sep 16th, 2019

The UN Yemen Report and Siege Warfare

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Sep 12th, 2019

Top Expert Backgrounder: Aborted U.S. Strike, Cyber Operation Against Iran and International Law

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Jun 24th, 2019

U.S. Cyber Command, Russia and Critical Infrastructure: What Norms and Laws Apply?

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Jun 18th, 2019

Estonia Speaks Out on Key Rules for Cyberspace

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Jun 10th, 2019

In Defense of Sovereignty in Cyberspace

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May 8th, 2018

An Athens and Sparta Alliance: A Call for Collaboration Between Academics and Practitioners on the Law Governing Conflict

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Mar 28th, 2018