Author Archives: Graham Dumas

Further Developing the ‘Playstation Mentality’

By Graham Dumas (J.D. Candidate 2011) Philip Alston famously described the use of drones by the U.S. military and the CIA as potentially leading to a “playstation mentality,” in which the human and capital costs of strikes are so decreased … Continue reading

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The International Relations Value of Criminal Tribunals

By Graham Dumas, (J.D. Candidate 2011) Much has been made in recent(ish) literature about the defects of criminal tribunals in post-conflict societies. Multiple authors over the past decade have rightly noted that such fora have dubious positive effects on the … Continue reading

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A Belated Thought on Wikileaks

by Graham Dumas (J.D. Candidate 2011) I am a bit late in writing about the Wikileaks issue, but I would like to propose here a slightly different way of viewing the question through the lens of systems engineering. For a … Continue reading

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The Effects of the ICJ Decision on Kosovo (if any) on the “Frozen Conflicts” of the Former Soviet Union

by Graham Dumas (J.D. Candidate 2011) Note: This is a cross-post from my Russia-specific blog, Onion Domes and Oligarchs. That yesterday’s advisory opinion by the International Court of Justice, Accordance with International Law of the Unilateral Declaration of Independence in … Continue reading

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Book Review: Terrorism, War and International Law (Myra Williamson)

This occasional series will highlight the book annotations that constitute the back pages of every issue of the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics.  We are beginning with this review of Myra Williamson’s Terrorism, War and International Law: The … Continue reading

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