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Donald Trump and the Decline of US Soft Power

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Donald Trump and the Decline of US Soft Power Feb 6, 2018 Joseph S. Nye How a government behaves at home, in international institutions, and in foreign policy can affect others by the influence of its example. In all of these areas, Trump has reversed attractive American policies. CAMBRIDGE – …

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The Puzzling US Submission to the Assembly of States Parties

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The Puzzling US Submission to the Assembly of States Parties by Kevin Jon Heller The US submission to the ASP has finally appeared. It is not very long — about 1.5 pages — but manages to pack in a good number of false claims and bizarre interpretations of the Rome Statute. …

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Trump’s UN Hypocrisy

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Trump’s UN Hypocrisy Sep 28, 2017 Christopher R. Hill US President Donald Trump’s tone in his maiden address to the United Nations was that of a dissatisfied tenant, blaming the landlord for his home’s poor state of repair. But the UN is only as good as those who inhabit it, …

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How Much Does Trump Matter?

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How Much Does Trump Matter? Joseph S. Nye Joseph S. Nye, Jr., a former US assistant secretary of defense and chairman of the US National Intelligence Council, is University Professor at Harvard University. He is the author of Is the American Century Over? SEP 5, 2017 CAMBRIDGE – The United …

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Reflections on the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement

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Reflections on the US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement Ending months of fevered speculation, President Donald Trump fulfilled his campaign promise and announced US withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement last week. He did so because in his opinion the Paris Agreement inflicts ‘severe energy restrictions’ on the …

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The US and the Paris Agreement: In or Out and at What Cost?

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The US and the Paris Agreement: In or Out and at What Cost? Ever since President Donald Trump won the US elections, climate pundits have been playing the ‘will they, won’t they’ game in relation to US withdrawal from the hard-won and widely accepted 2015 Paris Agreement. The political need …

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The Clearly Illegal US Missile Strike in Syria

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The Clearly Illegal US Missile Strike in Syria Yesterday, the United States launched a missile strike against an airbase of the Syrian armed forces, in response to the recent chemical attack that the US claims was launched from this airbase. This is the first time that the US has directly …

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New Volume: Spanish Yearbook of International Law

New Volume: Spanish Yearbook of International Law The latest volume of the Spanish Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 19, 2015) is out. Contents include: The Classics’ Corner Oriol Casanovas y La Rosa, A debate over International Economic Law: The discussion between Adolfo Miaja de la Muela and Mariano Aguilar Navarro …

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The Security Council and the ICC

The Security Council and the ICC The University of California Irvine Law School’s International Justice Clinic recently issued an important report examining the relationship between the UN Security Council and the International Criminal Court.   The report, authored by UCI Irvine Prof David Kaye, is the culmination of a project on the Council and the Court run …

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A Shared Responsibility Trap: Supplying Weapons to the Syrian Opposition

A Shared Responsibility Trap: Supplying Weapons to the Syrian Opposition Syrian Opposition Flag (Wikipedia) Cross-posted at the SHARES Blog In the last few weeks, a shared responsibility trap has arisen in relation to the conflict in Syria. On 4 June 2013, the Report of the Independent International Commission of Inquiry …

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So, you want to do a PhD in international law?

So, you want to do a PhD in international law? I’ve become frustrated recently at the lack of practical information for those contemplating PhD level study, especially in my own field. Information about the practical pitfalls, perils and joys of further study. So I decided to write a series of …

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