41 min

Ep 98: Matthew Waxman on the Israel, Hamas, and the Law of Armed Conflict School of War

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Matthew Waxman, Liviu Librescu Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, joins the show to talk about what’s lawful on the battlefield, what’s not, and how the laws of war apply to Israel and Hamas.
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    •    01:49 Introduction 
    •    02:25 What is the law of war?
    •    05:05 How does it all work?
    •    08:15 What does it matter?
    •    11:06 A rule of law society
    •    12:16 10/7 
    •    15:14 Military necessity vs humanitarian interest
    •    19:54 Bright line rules
    •    25:23 Reasonableness
    •    28:07 Sieges
    •    32:30 Weaponizing the law
    •    36:34 Perverse incentives
    •    39:09 How does the law evolve?

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Find a transcript of today’s episode on our School of War Substack

Matthew Waxman, Liviu Librescu Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, joins the show to talk about what’s lawful on the battlefield, what’s not, and how the laws of war apply to Israel and Hamas.
▪️
Times 
    •    01:49 Introduction 
    •    02:25 What is the law of war?
    •    05:05 How does it all work?
    •    08:15 What does it matter?
    •    11:06 A rule of law society
    •    12:16 10/7 
    •    15:14 Military necessity vs humanitarian interest
    •    19:54 Bright line rules
    •    25:23 Reasonableness
    •    28:07 Sieges
    •    32:30 Weaponizing the law
    •    36:34 Perverse incentives
    •    39:09 How does the law evolve?

Follow along  on Instagram

Find a transcript of today’s episode on our School of War Substack

41 min

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