Saturday, July 26, 2014

Taiwanese Defense and the UN Charter

Is it technically illegal?  Whatever. Does anyone really think the major players in Asia are going to care about use of force rules in the UN Charter if/when things get dicey?  Give me a break.

1 comment:

Eric said...

"unless a Chinese invasion could be said to justify humanitarian intervention (another very difficult argument),"

Responsibility to Protect is the international legal theory Obama used (and stretched until it broke) to intervene in Libya.

It's also worth looking at the legal basis for the US-led intervention in the Balkans.

International law is hardly black letter in practice and enforcement. Ultimately, action comes down to honor and willingness than law as we know it on a domestic level.