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Toward an Adaptive International Humanitarian Law: New Norms for New Battlefields

William C. Banks

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book presents key debates on the legal underpinnings and policy implications of asymmetric warfare for international humanitarian law (IHL) as it confronts new challenges, conflicts, actors, ... More


Dealing with a Nuclear Iran and Asymmetric Challenges

Jacquelyn K. Davis and Robert L. Pfaltzgraff

in Anticipating a Nuclear Iran: Challenges for U.S. Security

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231166225
eISBN:
9780231535946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231166225.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the implications of Iran's nuclear development for hybrid warfare and deterrence of nonstate and rogue actors. Nuclear weapons will greatly enhance Iran's ability to conduct ... More


The Gaza Freedom Flotilla: Politicizing Maritime Law in Asymmetric Contexts

Zoli Corri

in Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199941445
eISBN:
9780190260170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199941445.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

This chapter examines the ramifications of asymmetric warfare for traditional international humanitarian law by focusing on the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla” incident. On May 31, 2010, Israel launched a ... More


Private Military Contractors and Changing Norms for the Laws of Armed Conflict

Renée De Nevers

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter focuses on a new category of warrior, private security companies (PSCs), and how they fit within the Geneva Conventions and in any nation's domestic law. In particular, it considers the ... More


The Generalship of Muhammad: Battles and Campaigns of the Prophet of Allah

Russ Rodgers

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037660
eISBN:
9780813043104
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037660.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

In the burning deserts of Arabia came an insurgency that would later conquer the Sasanid Persian Empire and overrun large portions of Byzantine territory. But before this could happen, the important ... More


Using International Law to Combat Unlawful Targeted Killings

Philip Alston

in From Bilateralism to Community Interest: Essays in Honour of Bruno Simma

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199588817
eISBN:
9780191725272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199588817.003.0071
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

International law does not offer any recognized definition of what constitutes a ‘targeted killing’ and the confluence of diverse legal frameworks further complicates matters. For the purpose of ... More


The Dragon and the Snakes

David Kilcullen

in The Dragons and the Snakes: How the Rest Learned to Fight the West

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190265687
eISBN:
9780190932787
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190265687.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter lays out the book’s overall thesis: that in the quarter century of western military dominance since the Cold War, adversaries have learned to defeat the west’s military model as ... More


The Principle of Proportionality Under International Humanitarian Law and Operation Cast Lead

Robert P. Barnidge

in New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the principle of proportionality under international humanitarian law and the foundational question of humanitarian law as a compromise between state sovereignty and ... More


Camps in a Time of War: Civilian Concentration in Southern Africa, 1900–1901

Aidan Forth

in Barbed-Wire Imperialism: Britain's Empire of Camps, 1876-1903

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520293960
eISBN:
9780520967267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293960.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Guerrilla warfare during the South African (or Anglo-Boer) War presented a new context for the development of British camps. On the one hand, camps were a measure of military counterinsurgency that ... More


Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations: The Military, Society, Politics, and Modern War

Lionel Beehner, Risa Brooks, and Daniel Maurer (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780197535493
eISBN:
9780197535530
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780197535493.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This book explores contemporary civil-military relations in the United States. Much of the canonical literature on civil-military relations was either written during or references the Cold War, while ... More


The Taliban’S Tactical Adaptation

Antonio Giustozzi

in The Taliban at War: 2001 - 2018

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190092399
eISBN:
9780190099640
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190092399.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

The Taliban’s tactics were originally quite clumsy, but were able to evolve towards asymmetric tactics with the help of foreign advisers from Iran and Pakistan. Mines became the main weapon in the ... More


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