This book offers a timely and comprehensive inquiry into the growing number of situations where the temptation or necessity to use military force confronts the tenets of international law. It explores the tension between collective security and self-defense during the Iraq-Kuwait crisis.
Part One: Self-Defense 1. The Use of Force in the Persian Gulf 2. Self-Defense in the Contemporary World 3. Allocating Competences to Use Coercion in the Post-Cold War World: Practices Conditions and Prospects 4. Commentary on the Law of Self-Defense 5. Commentary on Aggression and Self-Defense Part Two: Collective Security 6. Authorized Uses of Force by the United Nations and Regional Organizations 7. International Peacekeeping and Enforcement Actions After the Cold War 8. Commentary on Collective Security Part Three: Intervention 9. Intervention by Invitation and the Politics of the New World Order 10. Intervention by Invitation 11. Commentary on Intervention by Invitation 12. Commentary on What International Law Demands and How States Respond 13. The United Nations and Illegitimate Regimes: When to Intervene to Protect Human Rights 14. Intervention Against Illegitimate Regimes 15. Commentary on Intervention Against Illegitimate Regimes 16. Commentary on International Intervention to Promote the Legitimacy of Regimes 17. An Inquiry into the Legitimacy of Humanitarian Intervention 18. Human Rights and Humanitarian Intervention 19. Commentary on Humanitarian Intervention 20. Commentary on Collective Military Intervention to Enforce Human Rights 21. Intervention to Combat Terrorism and Drug Trafficking 22. Limiting the Use of Force: Self-Defense, Terrorism, and Drug Trafficking 23. Commentary on the Use of Force Against Terrorism and Drug Trafficking 24. Commentary on Intervention to Combat Terrorism and Drug Trafficking Part Four: Arms Control Agreements 25. Limitations and Safeguards in Arms Control Agreements 26. Commentary on Dispute Resolution Mechanisms in Arms Control Agreements 27. Commentary on Arms Control Agreements and Dynamic Obligations Part Five: Judicial Procedures 28. Judicial Procedures Relating to the Use of Force 29. Indirect Aggression in the International Court 30. Commentary on Judicial Procedures Relating to the Use of Force 31. Commentary on Formal Dispute Mechanisms Other than the International Court of Justice