The International Law of Unconventional Statecraft

5 Harvard National Security Journal 349-376 (2014)

28 Pages Posted: 27 Jan 2014 Last revised: 17 Jun 2014

Michael N. Schmitt

Naval War College - Stockton Center for the Study of International Law; University of Exeter Law School; Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point; Harvard Law School (PILAC)

Andru E Wall

Stockton Center for International Law; Harvard University - Law School - Alumni

Date Written: June 18, 2014

Abstract

This article examines the law surrounding unconventional statecraft, a term used by the authors to more accurately describe what is commonly know as unconventional warfare. It focuses exclusively on public international law norms and examines such issues as intervention, the use of force, armed attack, and State responsibility. The analysis extends from humanitarian assistance to mont operations with insurgent forces.

Keywords: unconventional warfare, intervention, self-defense, armed attack, use of force, state responsibility

Suggested Citation

Schmitt, Michael N. and Wall, Andru E, The International Law of Unconventional Statecraft (June 18, 2014). 5 Harvard National Security Journal 349-376 (2014). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2385830

Michael N. Schmitt (Contact Author)

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University of Exeter Law School ( email )

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United Kingdom

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Lieber Institute, USMA at West Point ( email )

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Harvard Law School (PILAC) ( email )

Andru E Wall

Stockton Center for International Law ( email )

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Newport, RI 02841
United States

Harvard University - Law School - Alumni ( email )

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Cambridge, MA 02138
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