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Tallinn Manual 2.0 symposium hosted by the Texas Law Review, in cooperation with the Lieber Institute - February 2017

Selected Publications by Lieber Institute Personnel

Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law Applicable to Cyber Operations  (Cambridge University Press, 2017) (Michael Schmitt, Project Director).


Articles and Chapters

Michael Schmitt, "Virtual" Disenfranchisement: Cyber Election Meddling in the Grey Zones of International Law, 19 Chicago Journal of International Law 30-67 (2018). 

Michael Schmitt & Chad Highfill, Invisible Injuries: Concussive Effects and International Humanitarian Law, 9 Harvard National Security Journal 72-99 (2018). 

Michael Schmitt & David Goddard, International Law and the Military Use of Unmanned Maritime Systems, 98(2) International Review of the Red Cross 567-592 (2017). 

Michael Schmitt & Christopher Ford, Assessing U.S. Justifications for Using Force in Response to Syria's Attacks: An International Law Perspective, 9 Journal of National Security Law and Policy 283-303 (2017). 

Michael Schmitt et. al, Joint and Combined Targeting: System and Process, in Weighing Lives in War 298-324 (Jens Ohlin, Larry May & Claire Finkelstein eds., Oxford University Press, 2017). 

Michael Schmitt & Liis Vihul, Respect for Sovereignty in Cyberspace, 95 Texas Law Review 1639-1670 (2017).

Robert Barnsby & Shane Reeves, Give Them an Inch, They'll Take a Terabyte: How States May Interpret Tallinn Manual 2.0's International Human Rights Law Chapter, 95 Texas Law Review 1515-1529 (2017). 

Michael Schmitt & Liis Vihul, Sovereignty in Cyberspace: Lex Lata Vel Non?, 111 American Journal of International Law Unbound 213-218 (2017). 

David Wallace, Amy McCarthy & Shane Reeves, Trying to Make Sense of the Senseless: Classifying the Syrian War under the Law of Armed Conflict, 25 Michigan State International Law Review 556-594 (2017). 

Michael SchmittPeacetime Cyber Responses and Wartime Cyber Operations under International Law: An Analytical Vade Mecum, 8 Harvard National Security Journal 239-282 (2017).

Michael Schmitt, Grey Zones in the International Law of Cyberspace, 42:2 Yale Journal of International Law Online 1-21 (2017).

Matthew Milikowsky, "There are no Enemies after Victory": The Laws Against Killing the Wounded, 47 Georgetown Journal of International Law 1221-1269 (2017).

​Blog Posts

Shane Reeves, Ronald Alcala & John Gregory, China and the Rule of Law: A Cautionary Tale for the International Community, Just Security (Jun. 28, 2018). 

Michael Schmitt, In Defense of Sovereignty in Cyberspace, Just Security (May 5, 2018). 

Michael Schmitt & Matthew King, The "Shift Cold" Military Tactic and International Humanitarian Law, Just Security (Feb. 20, 2018).   

Michael Schmitt & Ryan Goodman, Best Advice for Policymakers on "Bloody Nose" Strike against North Korea: It's Illegal, Just Security (Jan. 23, 2018). 

Shane Reeves & Michael Schmitt, An Athens and Sparta Alliance: A Call for Collaboration Between Academics and Practitioners on the Law Governing Armed Conflict, Just Security (Mar. 28, 2018)

Shane Reeves & Robert Lawless, Is There an International Legal Basis for the 'Bloody Nose' Strategy?, Lawfare (Jan. 19, 2018). 

Michael Schmitt & Sean Fahey, WannaCry and the International Law of Cyberspace, Just Security (Dec. 22, 2017). 

Shane Reeves & Ron Alcala, Federal Court Vacancies are a Crisis. Military Judges are the Solution, Foreign Policy (Dec. 21, 2017). 

Michael Schmitt & Aurel Sari, Is it Lawful to Destroy the Enemy? Some Thoughts on the Current British Debate, Lawfire (Dec. 21, 2017). 

Michael Schmitt & Robert McLaughlin, The Need for Clarity in International Cyber Law, APPS Policy Forum (Sep. 18, 2017). 

Shane Reeves & Ward Narramore, The UNHRC Commission of Inquiry on Syria Misapplies the Law of Armed Conflict, Lawfare (Sep. 15, 2017). 

Michael Schmitt & Tim Maurer, Protecting Financial Data in Cyberspace: Precedent for Further Progress on Cyber Norms?, Just Security (Aug. 24, 2017). 

Jeffrey Biller & Michael Schmitt, The NotPetya Cyber Operation as a Case Study of International Law, EJIL: Talk! (Jul. 11, 2017). 

Michael Schmitt & Liis Vihul, International Cyber Law Politicized: The UN GGE’s Failure to Advance Cyber Norms, Just Security (June 30, 2017).

Geoffrey Corn, Combined Arms Maneuver Operations and LOAC Implementation: A View from the Golan, Lawfare (May 2, 2017). 

Peter Barker & Michael Schmitt, “The Mother of All Bombs”: Understanding the Massive Ordnance Air Blast Weapon, Just Security (April 15, 2017) (with Peter Barker).

Michael Schmitt & Christopher Ford, The Use of Force in Response to Syrian Chemical Attacks: Emergence of a New Norm?, Just Security (April 8, 2017).

Shane Reeves, What Happens When States No Longer Govern?, Lawfare (Feb. 13, 2017). 

Michael Schmitt, Tallinn Manual 2.0 on the International Law of Cyber Operations: What it is and Isn’t, Just Security (February 9, 2017).