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U.S. Treasury Department building

Carol M. Highsmith Archive, Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division

Journal Article - American Journal of International Law Unbound

Due Process Is in the Details: U.S. Targeted Economic Sanctions and International Human Rights Law

| 2019

The United States has employed targeted sanctions—economic and travel restrictions imposed directly on natural and legal persons—in a wide range of policy areas in the past two decades.  A substantial literature has considered the compatibility with international human rights law of the targeted sanctions practices of other actors, particularly the UN Security Council and the European Union. But relatively few scholars have examined U.S. targeted sanctions practices from that perspective. This essay argues that in principle, current U.S. designation practices can be reconciled with international standards. 

Book Chapter - Marine Corps University Press

Restless Strategy: Alfred Gray's Philosophy of Warfighting

| 2019

This essay focuses on the legacy of Alfred Gray as a practitioner of strategy. Wrapped up in this are aspects of his Marine leadership, record as a commander, and iconoclastic approach to implementing his vision, although the authors do not explore these in exhaustive detail. Nor do they cover the political battles in Washington over the mission and funding of the Marine Corps in the 1970s and 1980s or attempt a more general military history of this period. They do touch on debates surrounding the intellectual development of maneuver warfare, especially since they are intertwined with Gray's efforts to implement it in the Marine Corps, but they do not attempt to settle the history of these matters. Instead, the essay remains carefully centered on Gray himself: his life, thinking, and lasting influence on American approaches to the practice of strategy.

 President Donald Trump walks on the South Lawn

AP/Andrew Harnik, File

Analysis & Opinions - Foreign Policy

The United States Will Be Shocked by Its Future

| Apr. 16, 2019

Stephen Walt writes that the number of problems Americans need to address is growing and at an increasingly rapid rate. Issues such as climate change, refugees, changing labor markets, soaring deficits, violent extremists, privacy, shifting balances of power, etc. may outstrip the country's capacity to formulate workable solutions. Addressing such problems  successfully will require paying less attention to conditions abroad and more attention to domestic institutions.