On Jan. 3, 2020, President Trump ordered a drone strike in Iraq, killing Iranian General Qasem Soleimani. Five days later, Iran responded by launching 22 ballistic missiles at two U.S. military bases in Iraq. Was the U.S. airstrike a lawful act of self-defense under international law? Was it legal under U.S. domestic law? How did we get here and what is likely to come next?
On the Jan. 20 broadcast of "Talking Foreign Policy" on WCPN 90.3 FM, Dean Scharf discussed the U.S. – Iran crisis with four panelists who are experts in international law, human rights, military ethics and peace negotiations.
Panelists included: - Professor Milena Sterio of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law; Associate Dean Avidan Cover, director of CWRU law school's Institute for Global Security Law and Policy; Dr. Shannon French, director of CWRU's Inamori International Center for Ethical Leadership; and Dr. Paul WIlliams, president of the Public International Law & Policy Group.
The Talking Foreign Policy broadcast is available online.