The One That Lasted 100 Hours

The legality of war is tricky business. Given the number of potential hotspots erupting (I’m looking at you North Korea), it might be a good time to look back to when it was last done well: the Iraq war. Not that Iraq war, the one before that- the Persian Gulf War of 1991. On August […]

SYRIAN CHEMICAL ATTACK AND INTERNATIONAL LAW

On 4th April 2017, the town of Khan Sheikhoun in Syria was hit by a monstrous chemical attack. At least 70 people, including civilians and medical aid workers, were killed and over 550 men, women and children have been injured making it the deadliest chemical attack since 2013, which occurred just outside Damascus. According to […]

THE PHANTOM MENACE: THE CHANGING ROLE OF CIVILIANS IN INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICTS

  In February 2014, heavily armed, professional, and anonymous ‘little green men’ appeared in Crimea. On 4 March 2014, President Putin of the Russian Federation was asked if these men were Russian soldiers; his reply was that “[t]hose were local self-defense units,” whilst later admitting these were Russian military forces. In August 2014, the NATO […]