A Bad Idea: Using the 2001 AUMF as Legal Rationale for Striking ISIS
By Ankit Panda
The Obama administration doesn't have the strongest legal footing to go to war against ISIS in Iraq.
Will the U.S. Defend Japan? More of a Definite Maybe
By Paul Sracic
Recent history ought to teach us the dangers of assuming a ‘slam dunk.’
Syria and the Capping of Executive War Powers
By Robert E. Kelly
Syria may have been a bridge too far for untrammeled executive war powers. That’s good for democracy.
Does the President Have the Power to Protect US Allies?
Obama going to Congress on Syria raises questions about America’s commitments to allies in Asia.