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Right V. Might: International Law And The Use Of Force

By Louis Henkin and others
Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1989
128 pp. $12.95
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Right V. Might: International Law And The Use Of Force

By Louis Henkin and others
Council on Foreign Relations Press, 1989
128 pp. $12.95
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This timely second edition of the highly successful 1989 book has a new chapter by David Scheffer (which lengthens the volume by more than fifty percent) and a new afterword by John Temple Swing. Scheffer dissects in a masterful manner the unilateral U.S. invasion of Panama and the multilateral response to Iraq's aggression against Kuwait. The first is seen as corrosive of international law, the second (albeit with reservations) as legitimate collective security. Most significant is the suggestion that in the aftermath of the Gulf War there may be broad support in the "new world order" for multilateral enforcement of international law through collective military actions. [This is a corrected version of the review published in the Spring 1992 issue.]