Jeremy Rabkin


Jeremy A. Rabkin is currently a professor of law at George Mason University (GMU), where he teaches courses including ones on international law and the law of war. He holds a PhD in political science from Harvard University. Before coming to GMU in 2007, he taught for many years in the Department of Government at Cornell University. His most recent book is Law without Nations? (Princeton University Press).

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Hacking Back Without Cracking Up

by Jeremy Rabkin, Ariel Rabkinvia Lawfare
Friday, July 1, 2016

For at least two decades, American firms and institutions have been victimized by attacks on their computer systems. Hackers disrupt their websites, interfere with their communications, and—most costly of all—steal their data. General Keith Alexander, then director of the National Security Agency (NSA), characterized the scale of intellectual property theft by cyber attacks as “the largest transfer of wealth in world history.” 

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Hacking Back Without Cracking Up

by Jeremy Rabkin, Ariel Rabkinvia Aegis Paper Series
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Malicious hackers, often under the protection of hostile foreign states, have engaged in massive data theft from U.S. business firms and private institutions.  Intelligence agencies predict the problem will get worse. 

Analysis and Commentary

We the Cyber Warriors

by Ariel Rabkin, Jeremy Rabkinvia Defining Ideas (Hoover Institution)
Thursday, January 24, 2013
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We the Cyber Warriors

by Jeremy Rabkin, Ariel Rabkinvia Defining Ideas
Thursday, January 24, 2013

The Founding Fathers’ solutions for 21st-century problems.

Emerging Threats

by Gabriella Blum, Shane Harris, Jeremy Rabkin, Paul Rosenzweigvia Analysis
Friday, June 1, 2012

This online series of essays grows out of the work of the Hoover Institution’s Koret-Taube Task Force on National Security and Law. The essays reflect the task force’s determination to seek out and publish thoughtful and timely writings by leading scholars, policy analysts, and journalists on emerging national security threats and the daunting legal challenges they present.

Emerging Threats:To Confront Cyber Threats, We must Rethink the Law of Armed Conflict

by Jeremy Rabkin, Ariel Rabkinvia Analysis
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Deliberate attacks on websites and computer networks, so-called cyber attacks, are part of life on the Internet, with some foreign governments encouraging, assisting, or directing such attacks.

Analysis and Commentary

New START Treaty could erode Senate's foreign policy role

by Jack Goldsmith, Jeremy Rabkinvia Washington Post
Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Critics of the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) warn that it may endanger the United States' capacity to go forward with missile defense. But the treaty, Senate consideration of which has been pushed back to the fall, raises another concern...

The Culture War That Isn't

by Jeremy Rabkinvia Policy Review
Sunday, August 1, 1999

The distorted history behind despairing politics

A Choice for the Chosen

by Jeremy Rabkinvia Policy Review
Friday, January 1, 1999

How school choice can renew Jewish community