Tag: Matt Waxman

Matt Waxman quoted in the Atlantic article, “It Wasn’t the Law That Stopped Other Presidents From Killing Soleimani”

“The [assassination] ban arose in response to covert CIA plots to, for example, kill Fidel Castro with an exploding cigar during peacetime—essentially, attempting to kill because of political differences, not in wartime self-defense, said Matthew Waxman, who directs the National Security Law Program at Columbia University and served in the …

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Matthew Waxman in Lawfare: “U.K. Outlines Position on Cyberattacks and International Law”

On Wednesday, British Attorney General Jeremy Wright delivered public remarks titled “Cyber and International Law in the 21st Century.” This unilateral move marks an important step by states in developing and defending interpretations of existing international frameworks as applied to cyber. It will take a long time to cultivate strong international consensus on such interpretations, but even in the absence of new agreements, statements like these help show that cyberspace need not be “lawless.”

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