Background Readings

Matthew Waxman, The Power to Threaten War, The Yale Law Journal (2013) 

Matthew Waxman, Constitutional Power to Threaten War: Three Points on Syria Lawfare

Matthew Waxman, War, Threats of Force, and Law: Thoughts on North Korea Lawfare 

Karlyn Kohrs Campbell & Kathleen Hall Jamieson, Rhetoric and Presidential Politics (M. J. MacDonald ed., Oxford University Press) (2014)

Jeffrey G. Lewis, Bruno Tertrais OP #45: The Finger on the Button James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Finkelstein, Claire Oakes and Katz, Leo, “Contrived Defenses and Deterrent Threats: Two Facets of One Problem” (2008). Faculty Scholarship. Paper 998.

Claire Finkelstein, THREATS AND PREEMPTIVE PRACTICES, 5 Legal Theory 311–338 (1999).

John R. Harvey, “U.S. NUCLEAR COMMAND AND CONTROL FOR THE 21ST CENTURY”, NAPSNet Special Reports, May 24, 2019 

Legality of the Threat or Use of Nuclear Weapons, Advisory Opinion, I.C.J. Reports 1996, p. 226, International Court of Justice (ICJ), 8 July 1996

Cimbala, Stephen J. NUCLEAR DETERRENCE IN A MULTIPOLAR WORLD: The U.S., Russia and Security Challenges. ROUTLEDGE, 2019.

Ford, Christopher A. “The Politics of Arms Control: Getting Beyond Post-Cold War Pathologies and Finding Security in a Competitive Environment - United States Department of State.” U.S. Department of State, U.S. Department of State, 11 Feb. 2020

Moxley, Charles J., et al. “Nuclear Weapons and Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.” Fordham International Law Journal, vol. 34, no. 2, 2011, pp. 595–696. Spring.

McKenzie, Pete. “America’s Allies Are Becoming a Nuclear-Proliferation Threat.” Defense One, 25 Mar. 2020

2018 Nuclear Posture Review Final Report. United States Department of Defense, 2018

John P. Holdren (2020) The overwhelming case for no first use, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 76:1, 3-7

Isha Jainand Bhavesh Seth (2019). India’s Nuclear Force Doctrine: Through the Lens of Jus Ad Bellum; Leiden Journal of International Law, 32 (2019), pp. 111-129

Matthew Waxman, (2013), Regulating Resort to Force: Form and Substance of the U.N. Charter Regime, The European Journal of International Law Vol. 24 no. 1