Testifying to his reputation worldwide for international legal expertise and political insight, Francis A. Boyle may be one of the few lawyers and scholars in the world who, over a long career, has enjoyed multiple interviews with most of the world's major media. He is knowledgeable of and has been questioned on a wide range of issues related to a succession of wars on several continents, nuclear disarmament and biowarfare, to the Middle East, to the self-determination rights of ethnic groups as diverse as the Bosnians, Tamals, Chechens, Native Americans, Native Hawaiians, Palestinians and others. This collection of media interviews compiles Francis Boyle's responses to questions concerning the most significant issues related to US government policy since September 11, 2001. Beginning with his interview on Fox's O'Reilly show directly after 9/11, this collection addresses the war in Afghanistan in its entirety: from the initial US military intervention to its 2008 escalation, from the war on terrorism to Guantanamo, the Patriot Act, impeachment, torture, and domestic infringements of the constitution and the anthrax attacks.
It covers these issues both domestically and internationally, addressing both law and politics.
FRANCIS A. BOYLE is a leading American expert in international law. He was responsible for drafting the Biological Weapons Anti-Terrorism Act of 1989, the American implementing legislation for the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention. He served on the Board of Directors of Amnesty International (1988-1992), and represented Bosnia-Herzegovina at the World Court. He served as legal adviser to the Palestine Liberation Organization on the Palestinean Delegation to the Middle East peace negotiations from 1991 to 1993. In 2007, he delivered the Bertrand Russell Peace Lectures. Previous Russell Lecturers have included E.P. Thompson, Elena Bonner, Edward Said, Ramsey Clark, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Joseph Rotblat, Johan Galtung, and Noam Chomsky. Professor Boyle teaches international law at the University of Illinois, Champaign and is author of, inter alia, World Politics and International Law, The Future of International Law and American Foreign Policy, Foundations of World Order, The Bosnian People Charge Genocide, The Criminality of Nuclear Deterrence, Palestine, Palestinians and International Law, Destroying World Order, and Biowarfare & Terrorism. He holds a Doctor of Law Magna Cum Laude as well as a Ph.D. in Political Science, both from Harvard University.