Professor of International Law in the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University
Pro to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"However the war turns out, the United States will likely confront pressures to curb its use of force. These it must resist. Chirac's admonitions notwithstanding, war is not 'aways, always, the worst solution.' The use of force was a better option than diplomacy in dealing with numerous tyrants, from Milosevic to Hitler. It may, regrettably, sometimes emerge as the only and therefore the best way to deal with WMD proliferation. If judged by the suffering of noncombatants, the use of force can often be more humane than economic sanctions, which starve more children than soldiers (as their application to Iraq demonstrated). The greater danger after the second Persian Gulf War is not that the United States will use force when it should not, but that, chastened by the war's horror, the public's opposition, and the economy's gyrations, it will not use force when it should. That the world is at risk of cascading disorder places a greater rather than a lesser responsibility on the United States to use its power assertively to halt or slow the pace of disintegration."
"Why the Security Council Failed," Foreign Affairs, May/June 2003
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Member, Council on Foreign Relations, 2003-present
Professor of International Law, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 2002-present
Member, Cosmos Club, 2000-present
Member, American Law Institute, 1988-present
Fellow, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Washington, DC, 2001-2002
Professor of Law, School of Law, University of California, Davis, 1987-2002
Visiting Professor of Law, USchool of Law, University of California, Davis,1986-1987
Adjunct Professor of Law, Law School, New York University, 1985-1986
Professor of Law, College of Law, University of Cincinnati, 1983-1986
Associate Professor of Law, College of Law, University of Cincinnati, 1981-1983