By the time you read this essay, we will almost certainly be at war, probably without the authorization of the United Nations. A group of students asked me whether such a war would be legal under international law. A second question is, “Do such considerations matter?”
"The Last Page: Debating Preventive War: An arena of law of power?,"
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