Defining Ideas articles by Jack Goldsmith

February 25, 2013

Is the "War on Terror" Lawful?

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The "Authorization to Use Military Force" serves as the primary legal foundation for the ongoing conflict, but it is now obsolete. What should replace it?
July 19, 2012

Obama: Counterterrorist-in-Chief

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The greatest surprise of his presidency is that he is as tough on the Bad Guys as Bush was.
November 25, 2008

Does Europe Believe in International Law?

Jack Goldsmith

American politicians frequently express their skepticism about international law, while European politicians loudly proclaim its central role in their value systems, even when they are defying it.