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From: International Law and the Use of Force (3rd Edition)

Christine Gray

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From: Oxford Public International Law (http://opil.ouplaw.com). (c) Oxford University Press, 2023. All Rights Reserved.date: 20 April 2024

Subject(s):
Armed conflict, international — Collective security — Humanitarian intervention — Use of force, prohibition — Peace keeping — Self-defence — International peace and security — Terrorism
Conflict continues in Iraq and Afghanistan at the start of 2008, on what US President George W Bush describes as ‘the frontlines in the war on terror’—a war he proclaimed after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.1 This ‘war on terror’ was to be ‘a new war for a new century’—a rather less inviting prospect than the New World Order proclaimed by his father at the end of the Cold War. The language of the ‘war on terror’ has also been used with regard to the recent use of force by Israel against Lebanon, by Ethiopia...
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