In recent history, remarkable changes have taken place in international law. This book analyzes the relationship between international law, including the U.N. Charter, and present-day American foreign policy. From the competing perspectives of unilateralism and multilateralism, the book deconstructs terrorism, concerns for national security, American courts best suited for the trial of detainees and unlawful combatants, and fears that some governmental responses have crossed constitutional boundaries.
Carl Q. Christol is Distinguished Emeritus Professor at the University of Southern California. Professor Christol holds a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago and an LL.B. from Yale Law School. He has held the Stockton Chair of International Law at the U. S. Naval War College.
Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Acknowledgments Chapter 3 Introduction Chapter 4 The Scope of International Law: A Definition and Treaties; Discussion Questions Chapter 5 U.S. Foreign Policy: Discussion Questions Chapter 6 Terrorism, Foreign Policy, and Law: Introduction; Conclusion; Discussion Questions Chapter 7 International Criminal Tribunals: Discussion Questions Chapter 8 The Human Environment and Climate Change: Introduction; Conclusion; Discussion Questions Chapter 9 Anti-Personnel Land Mines: Unilateralism Prevails: Discussion Questions Chapter 10 Arms Control and Disarmament: Discussion Questions Chapter 11 The Middle East Peace Process: Discussion Questions Chapter 12 The Iraq Crisis of 2002-2004: Legal and Political Issues: Discussion Questions Chapter 13 Conclusion: Discussion Questions Chapter 14 Addendum: The Private Citizen and the Formulation of Public Policy