Faculty Publications & Presentations

 

Recent Faculty Publications

 

 

Michael Schmitt & Louise Arimatsu, The Plea of Necessity: An Oft Overlooked Response Option for Hostile Cyber Operations, International Law Studies (2021).

Sean Watts & Michael Schmitt , Collective Cyber Countermeasures?, Harvard National Security Journal (2021).

Michael Schmitt, Terminological Precision and International Cyber Law, Articles of War (July 29, 2021).  

Michael Schmitt, Turning Cuba’s Internet Back On: International Legal Options, Just Security (July 19, 2021).

Michael Schmitt, Three International Law Rules for Responding Effectively to Hostile Cyber Operations, Just Security (July 13, 2021).

Michael Schmitt, Targeting Dual-Use Structures: An Alternative Interpretation, Articles of War (June 28, 2021).  

Michael Schmitt, The Sixth United Nations GGE and International Law in Cyberspace, Just Security (June 10, 2021).

Michael Schmitt, Legal Protection of the Media in Armed Conflict: Gaza, Articles of War (May 1, 2021).

Shane Reeves & Rob Lawless, Reexamining the Law of War for Great Power Competition, Articles of War (Jan. 27, 2021). 

Steve Szymanski & Michael Marchman, "Over-the-Horizon" Operations in Afghanistan, Articles of War (Sep. 8, 2021).

Ron Alcala, Afghanistan and Noncombatant Evacuation Operations, Articles of War (Aug. 5, 2021).

Dan Maurer, War Crime Pardons and Presidential (Self) Restraint, Federal Sentencing Reporter (2021).

Dan Maurer, What to do about Lt. General (Retired) Flynn: Military Justice and Civil-Military Relations Considerations, Just Security (with Yevgeny Vindman) (Jun. 11, 2021).

Dan Maurer, Comparative Analysis of UCMJ Reform Proposals, CAAFlog (Jun. 4, 2021).

Dan Maurer, A Logic of Military Justice?, Texas Tech Law Review (2021).

Winston Williams & Amy McCarthy, Breaking the Wall of Silence - Balancing Grand Jury Secrecy with Legitimacy and Transparency in Pitch v. United States, George Mason Law Review (2021).

Michael Schmitt, Foreign Cyber Interference in Elections, International Law Studies (2021).

Michael Schmitt, Cyber Security and International Law, in The Oxford Handbook on the International Law of Global Security (Robin Geiss and Nils Melzer eds., Oxford University Press, 2021).

Michael Schmitt and Durward Johnson, Responding to Hostile Cyber Operations: The “In-Kind” Option, International Law Studies (2021).

Michael Schmitt, Germany’s Positions on International Law in Cyberspace Part II: Use of Force and International Humanitarian Law, Just Security (March 10, 2021).

Michael Schmitt, Germany’s Positions on International Law in Cyberspace Part I: General International Law, Just Security (March 9, 2021).

Michael Schmitt, President Biden’s First Use of Force and International Law, Articles of War (March 1, 2021).

Michael Schmitt, John Cherry and Kieran Tinkler, Avoiding Collateral Damage on the Battlefield, Just Security (Feb. 11, 2021).

Shane Reeves & Rob Lawless, Reexamining the Law of War for Great Power Competition, Articles of War (Jan. 27, 2021). 

Rob Barnsby & HON Joe Reeder, A Legal Framework for Enhancing Cybersecurity Through Public-Private Partnership, Cyber Defense Review (Fall 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Autonomous Cyber Capabilities and the International Law of Sovereignty and Intervention, International Law Studies (2020).

Michael Schmitt and Marko Milanovic, Cyber Attacks and Cyber (Mis)information Operations during a Pandemic, Journal of National Security Law and Policy (2020).

Dan Maurer (co-editor), Reconsidering American Civil-Military Relations: The Military, Society, Politics, and Modern War (with Lionel Beehner & Risa Brooks) (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Michael Schmitt and Sean Watts, Common Article 1 and the Duty to “Ensure Respect,” International Law Studies (2020).

Michael Schmitt and Durward Johnson, The Duty to Investigate War Crimes, Articles of War (December 22, 2020).

Dan Maurer, The Military Waiver Requirement for Secretary of Defense Shouldn't Substitute Individuation, Lawfare (Dec. 22, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Top Expert Backgrounder: Russia’s SolarWinds Operation and International Law, Just Security (Dec. 21, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Israel’s Cautious Perspective on International Law in Cyberspace: Part II (jus ad bellum and jus in bello), European Journal of International Law: Talk! (Dec. 17, 2020)

Robert Lawless, Practical and Conceptual Challenges to Doctrinal Military Necessity, in Necessity and Proportionality in International Peace and Security Law (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Israel’s Cautious Perspective on International Law in Cyberspace: Part I (Methodology and General International Law), European Journal of International Law: Talk! (Dec. 17, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, New Zealand Pushes the Dialogue on International Cyber Law Forward, Just Security (Dec. 8, 2020).

Dan Maurer, The Larrabee Decision is a Missed Opportunity for the D.C. District Court to Criticize, and for the Military to Justify, UCMJ Retiree Jurisdiction on Principled Grounds, CAAFlog (Nov. 28, 2020).

Shane Reeves & Sean Watts, Military Considerations and the Ntaganda "Attack' Question," Articles of War (Nov. 24, 2020).  

Michael Schmitt, Finland Sets Out Key Positions on International Cyber Law, Just Security (Oct. 27, 2020).

Dan Maurer, Is Demilitarizing Military Justice an Ethical Imperative for congress, the Courts, and the Commander-in-Chief?, Hofstra Law Review (Symposium introduction) (Fall 2020). 

Ronald Alcala & Sasha Radin, Symposium Intro.: The ICC Considers the Definition of “Attack,”  Articles of War (Oct. 27, 2020). 

Michael Schmitt, Foreign Cyber Interference in Elections: An International Law Primer, Part III (duties and responses), European Journal of International Law: Talk! (Oct. 19, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Foreign Cyber Interference in Elections: An International Law Primer, Part II (sovereignty and human rights), European Journal of International Law: Talk! (Oct. 16, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Foreign Cyber Interference in Elections: An International Law Primer, Part I (attribution & intervention), European Journal of International Law: Talk! (Oct. 16, 2020).

Dan Maurer, An Open, But Difficult, Challenge: Finding the Rationale for a Commander's GCMCA for all Offenses, CAAFlog (Oct. 2, 2020).

Shane Reeves, Ron Alcala & Amy McCarthy, Challenges in Regulating Lethal Autonomous Weapons under International Law, Southwestern Journal of International Law (2020). 

Rob Lawless, The Law of (Future) Armed Conflict: LOAC, Technology, and the Changing Character of Warfare, Modern War Institute (Sep. 10, 2020).

Christopher Hartley, Under the Istrian Sun: Navigating International Law Solutions for the Slovania-Croatia Maritime Border Dispute, Boston University International Law Journal (2020).

Michael Schmitt, Noteworthy Releases of International Cyber Law Positions – Part II: Iran, Articles of War (Aug. 27, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Noteworthy Releases of International Cyber Law Positions – Part I: NATO, Articles of War (Aug. 27, 2020).

Dan Maurer, Breaking Ranks in a Civil-Military Crisis: Strategic Communication to Register Dissent, Just Security (Aug. 26, 2020). 

Michael Schmitt, Cyber Operations against Vaccine R & D: Key International Law Prohibitions and Obligations, European Journal of International Law: Talk! (August 8, 2020).

Shane Reeves & Sean Watts, Welcome to Articles of War, Articles of War (Aug. 5, 2020). 

Michael Schmitt, Targeting Non-State “Mixed Groups,”  Articles of War (August 5, 2020).

Michael Schmitt & Christopher Pitts, Cyber Countermeasures and Effects on Third Parties: The International Legal Regime, in International Law from a Baltic Perspective 258-80 (Ineta Ziemele ed. 2020)

Michael Schmitt & Hitoshi Nasu, A Threat or A Warning: Russia’s Weapons Testing in Space, Just Security (July 31, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, COVID-19 and International Law, Directions: Cyber Digital Europe (July 1, 2020).

Dan Maurer, The Generals' Constitution, Just Security (June 9, 2020). 

Dan Maurer, The 'Shadow Report' on Commanders' Prosecutorial Powers Raises More Questions Than Answers, Lawfare (May 11, 2020). 

Christopher Hartley, Double Fault: How the NCAA No-Agent Rule Serves Legal and Policy Errors into the Courts of Tennis, Arkansas Law Review (2020). 

Tom Oakley, Through the Looking Glass: Re-Imagining Legal and Legitimate Force in the Contemporary Operating Environment, Southwestern Journal of International Law (2020). 

Michael Schmitt & Durward Johnson, Iranian Gunboat Harassment and the Rules of Engagement, Just Security (May 7, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, The Defense Department’s Measured Take on International Law in Cyberspace, Just Security (March 11, 2020).

Michael Schmitt & Kieran Tinkler, War in Space: How International Humanitarian Law Might Apply, Just Security (March 9, 2020).

Michael Schmitt, Norm-Skepticism in Cyberspace? Counter-factual and Counterproductive, Just Security (Feb. 28, 2020).

David Wallace & Shane Reeves, Protecting Critical Infrastructure in Cyber Warfare: Is It Time for States to Reassert Themselves?, U.C. Davis Law Review (2020).

Shane Reeves & Winston Williams, Was the Soleimani Killing an Assassination?, Lawfare (Jan. 17, 2020). 

Michael Schmitt, Taming the Lawless Void: Tracking the Evolution of International Law Rules for Cyberspace, Texas National Security Review (2020).

Michael Schmitt & Yuval Shany, An International Attribution Mechanism for Hostile Cyber Operations, International Law Studies (2020).

Michael Schmitt, International Humanitarian Law and the Targeting of Non-State Intelligence Personnel and Objects, Duke Journal of International and Comparative Law (2020).

Michael Schmitt, International Humanitarian Law and the Conduct of Hostilities, in The Oxford Guide to International Humanitarian Law (Dapo Akande & Ben Saul eds., Oxford University Press, 2020).

 

 

 

Recent Faculty Presentations

 

Faculty Panel Discussion

Sean Watts, Instructor, Cyber International Law Workshop hosted by the NATO Cooperative Cyber Defence Centre of Excellence (Dec. 2020).

Sean Watts, Panelist, "The International Committee of the Red Cross Updated Commentary to the Third Geneva Convention," American Society of International Law (Nov. 2020).

Shane Reeves, Sean Watts & Sasha Radin, Presenters: "Emergent Topics in International & Operational Law," The U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School (Oct. 2020).

Dan Maurer, Speaker, "Going Deeper thatn the "Purpose" of Military Justice: Determining its Logic, After Ortiz," Global Military Justice Reform Town Hall (Sep. 2020).

Robert Goldstein, Speaker, Robinson Award Speaker Series, Pace University (Aug. 2020).

Dan Maurer, Speaker, "The Ballot and the Sword: the 2020 Election and the U.S. Military," Mershon Center for International Security Studies and Election Law, Ohio State Moritz College of Law (Jul. 2020).

Dan Maurer, Panelist: "U.S.-Iran Relations After Soleimani Strike," Modern War Institute's Interdisciplinary Panel, West Point (Jan. 2020).

Shane Reeves, Presenter: "The Law of Armed Conflict in a Communication Degraded Environment," 3rd Fleet Legal Conference, Navy Base Point Loma, San Diego (Jan. 2020).