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The Future Law of Armed Conflict, edited by Matthew C. Waxman

Warfare is changing-and rapidly. New technologies, new geopolitical alignments, new interests and vulnerabilities, and other developments are changing how, why, and by whom conflict will be waged. Just as militaries must plan ahead for an environment in which threats, alliances, capabilities, and even the domains in which they fight will differ from today, they must plan for international legal constraints that may differ, too. This volume considers how law and institutions for creating, interpreting, and enforcing it might look two decades ahead-as well as what opportunities may exist to influence it in that time. Such assessment is important as the United States and other governments plan for future warfare. It is also important as they formulate strategies for influencing the development of that law to better serve security, humanitarian, and other interests. This volume examines not just specific questions, such as how might a particular technology require adaptive interpretation of existing law, but also grand ones, such as whether law is capable at all of keeping up with these changes
Table Of Contents
Contents: Foreword - The Honorable John B. Bellinger III - Contributors - Introduction: The Future Law of Armed Conflict - Matthew C. Waxman - 1. Future War, Future Law: A Historical Approach - Sir Adam Roberts - 2. The Jus Ad Bellum Anno 2040: An Essay on Possible Trends and Challenges - Terry D. Gill - 3. Coding the Law of Armed Conflict: First Steps - Ashley Deeks - 4. Big Data and the Future Law of Armed Conflict in Cyberspace - Paul B. Stephan - 5. Being More than You Can Be: Enhancement of Warfighters and the Law of Armed Conflict - Rain Liivoja - 6. The Law of Cyber Conflict: Quo Vadis 2.0? - Michael N. Schmitt - 7. The Laws of Neutrality in the Interconnected World: Mapping the Future Scenarios - Hitoshi Nasu - 8. The Future Law of Naval Warfare: Some Vessel Status Issues - Rob McLaughlin - 9. The Second Space Age: The Regulation of Military Space Operations and the Role of Private Actors - Christopher J. Borgen - 10. Coalition Warfare and the Future of the Law of Armed Conflict - Blaise Cathcart, QC - 11. Transatlantic Legal Cooperation and the Future Law of Armed Conflict - Steven Hill - 12. Who Gets to Make International Humanitarian Law in the Future: A Pluralist Vision - Alex Moorehead - 13. The Future of Military and Security Privatization: Protecting the Values Underlying the Law of Armed Conflict - Laura A. Dickinson - 14. A Discursive Analysis of the Chinese Party-State's Potential Impact on the LOAC - E. John Gregory - Index
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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