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Regional Leaders Must Prioritize Accountability in South Sudan

 

East African heads of state and foreign ministers gathered in Ethiopia on June 12 to address the ongoing humanitarian and security crisis in South Sudan. While the discussion centered on reaching a ceasefire and improving humanitarian assistance, political leaders missed an important opportunity to support the establishment of a Hybrid Court for South Sudan, as required by the 2015 peace agreement.…   continue »

Recap of Recent Posts on Just Security (May 20-26)

I. Foreign Policy

II.  Trump and Russia

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The International Legal Environment for Nuclear Deterrence

Russian spy ships stationed off the U.S. coast, provocative overflights of U.S. warships, and deployments of U.S. tanks in Central Europe are no longer artifacts of the Cold War, they are troubling features of the current international security environment. Whether and to what extent recurrence of these incidents will resurrect Cold War political and military strategies is for now unclear.…   continue »

Violence in Cyberspace: Are Disruptive Cyberspace Operations Legal under International Humanitarian Law?

It is already widely acknowledged that cyberspace has become the fifth domain of warfare, and militaries around the world are training various cyber units, who will be supporting military operations, both by defending cyber infrastructure, and by engaging in cyber-attacks, with the purpose of manipulating, interrupting, and damaging the computer systems and networks of the enemy.…   continue »

Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law of Cyber Operations: What It Is and Isn’t

This week marked the release of Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law of Cyber Operations, the result of the follow-on project that led to the publication of the Tallinn Manual on the Law of Cyber Warfare in 2013. The culmination of the project will be marked by events in Austin, Washington, The Hague, Tallinn, and Canberra.…   continue »

The Economic Incentives for International Cybersecurity Coordination

On Friday, the President’s Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity published its final report, making 16 recommendations and identifying 53 action items to improve cybersecurity in the United States. Established by Executive Order 13,718 last February, the nonpartisan Commission included 12 experts, some recommended by Democratic and Republican leaders in Congress and others selected by the Obama Administration.…   continue »