This book provides a multidisciplinary assessment of the concept of self-defense with the purpose of exposing the relationship between power politics and international law. The dual lenses of international relations theory and international law are employed to exhibit the need to combine theory and practice, law and politics, in any assessment of world politics. Any work that neglects this link is doomed to be flawed or incomplete. This study uses the case study of the US use of force in Iraq and Afghanistan to demonstrate the relationship between law and politics in the backdrop of unipolarity.
KeywordsForeign Policy United Nations International Relation Security Council Rome Statute
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