"The detailed arguments and broad conclusions draw[n] stand fair and square."
Royal United Services Institute Journal, 1 April 2002
"The book's appearance at this critical moment for the law regulating the use of force is most welcome, especially for students. A helpful reference."
Mary Ellen O'Connell, The American Journal of International Law
"Comprehensive, easy to read, up-to-date, and informed."
Ilias Bantekas, University of Westminster
"This book provides students of international law and international relations with a highly accessible, thoroughly expert analysis of the rules governing when states may resort to military force. I would not want to teach without it."
IMichael Byers, Professor of Law, Duke University