International Law Behind the Headlines

This episode features a conversation with Avril Haines, assistant to the president and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama and the first woman to hold the positon of the Deputy Director of the CIA. Avril addresses the most recent events since the U.S.’s targeted drone strike of Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, including the legal and policy ramifications of the strike for the United States and its allies, as well as the nature and extent of the President’s authority to order the strike under both international and US law.

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