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New Battlefields/Old Laws: Critical Debates on Asymmetric Warfare

William Banks (ed.)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231152358
eISBN:
9780231526562
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231152358.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This book argues that changing patterns of global armed conflicts are forcing a reexamination of the traditional laws of war. The Hague Rules, the customary laws of war, and the post-1949 law of ... More


Humanizing Irregular Warfare: Framing Compliance for Nonstate Armed Groups at the Intersection of Security and Legal Analyses

Corri Zoli

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/9780231152358.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter examines the role played by lawfare in prompting once compliant states' overreactions and in creating the appearance of violations of international humanitarian law. Combining legal and ... More


Handling Spoilers and the Prospect of Violence

Marie-Joëlle Zahar

in The Slippery Slope to Genocide: Reducing Identity Conflicts and Preventing Mass Murder

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199791743
eISBN:
9780199919222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199791743.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter focuses on the violence committed by ethnic nonstate armed groups (NSAGs). It develops an argument about the conditions under which mediators can successfully devise winning strategies ... 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


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