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The Resource Lawfare : law as a weapon of war, Orde F. Kittrie

Lawfare : law as a weapon of war, Orde F. Kittrie

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Lawfare : law as a weapon of war
Title
Lawfare
Title remainder
law as a weapon of war
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Orde F. Kittrie
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Language
eng
Summary
"International military interventions can be extremely costly in terms of monetary resources, logistical challenges, and possible soldier and civilian casualties, as well as the potential for catastrophic results to international relations and agreements. In one such example of these enormous potential costs, the US and UK wished to stop a Russian ship from delivering ammunition to the Assad regime in Syria in 2012. Intercepting or confronting a Russian ship in transit could have erupted into open conflict, so they sought an alternative, non-confrontational maneuver: instead of military intervention, the UK persuaded the ship's insurer, London's Standard Club, to withdraw the ship's insurance. This loss of insurance caused the ship to return to Russia, thus avoiding an international clash as well as the delivery of deadly weapons to Syria. This use of legal maneuvering in lieu of armed force is known as "lawfare" and is becoming a critical strategic platform. In Lawfare, author Orde Kittrie's draws on his experiences as a lawfare practitioner, US State Department attorney, and international law scholar in analyzing the theory and practice of the strategic leveraging of law as an increasingly powerful and effective weapon in the current global security landscape. Lawfare incorporates case studies of recent offensive and defensive lawfare by the United States, Iran, China, and by both sides of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and includes dozens of examples of how lawfare has thus been waged and defended against. Kittrie notes that since private attorneys can play important and decisive roles in their nations' national security plans through their expertise in areas like financial law, maritime insurance law, cyber law, and telecommunications law, the full scope of lawfare's impact and possibilities are just starting to be understood. With international security becoming an ever complicated minefield of concerns and complications, understanding this alternative to armed force has never been more important"--
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Kittrie, Orde F
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Literary form
non fiction
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  • Government liability (International law)
  • Actions and defenses
  • Public interest law
  • Malicious prosecution
  • National security
  • Arab-Israeli conflict
  • United States
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Lawfare : law as a weapon of war, Orde F. Kittrie
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 481 pages
Isbn
9780190263577
Lccn
2015020627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908373922
Label
Lawfare : law as a weapon of war, Orde F. Kittrie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 481 pages
Isbn
9780190263577
Lccn
2015020627
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)908373922

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