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International Law and Armed Conflict: Concise Edition

  • Laurie R. Blank
  • Gregory P. Noone
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International Law and Armed Conflict: Fundamental Principles and Contemporary Challenges in the Law of Waruses vivid stories and cases to bring basic principles of law and current challenges to life in the classroom. With over 50 years’ combined experience and expertise teaching and working in the military, think tanks, nongovernmental organizations, and academia, Laurie R. Blank and Gregory P. Noone create a complete framework for understanding the law and policy applicable in times of armed conflict, tying in coverage of human rights and national security law.

New to the Second Edition:

  • New technologies and the law of armed conflict, including cyber, unmanned aerial vehicles, and autonomous weapons systems
  • The conflict in Syria, including ISIS, genocide, and chemical weapons attacks
  • Humanitarian assistance and the challenges of protecting the civilian population in urban conflicts
  • Contemporary debates regarding detention in non-international armed conflict, human rights law, and targeted killing

Key benefits for professors and students:

  • Real-life stories, vignettes, and hypothetical scenarios bring focused energy to analysis and discussion of front-page issues
  • Basic legal principles and policy inform and frame contemporary issues, as well as tomorrow’s unanswered questions and challenges
    • Protection of civilians
    • Contemporary weapons—lethal autonomous weapons, cyber operations, outer space
    • Conflicts with terrorist groups
  • Integrated coverage of related fields, such as human rights and national security law, provides a more complete picture of the legal paradigm that applies to armed conflict
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