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Web Links for Preemptive Self-Defense

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Name: American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research
Description: The AEI is a non-partisan think-tank that is dedicated to preserving and strengthening the foundations of freedom--limited government, private enterprise, vital cultural and political institutions, and a strong foreign policy and national defense. This section of the site contains a list of "AEI scholars who can comment on the War in Iraq." It contains an expansive list with very adequate contact information for each scholar as well as a list of their credentials (articles they've written, positions they've held etc.). In addition, the scholars are divided by area of expertise or perspective (ex. Foreign policy and defense aspects and psychological aspects).
Name: American Society of International Law, Task Force on Terrorism
Description: The ASIL is a 501(c)(3) (non-profit) organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. They have been granted Consultative Status to the U.N.. Their aim is to advance the study and use of international law. The above article is written by a member of the ASIL's "Presidential Task Force on Terrorism" and was written in 2002, prior to the actual invasion of Iraq, arguing that such an invasion would be in violation of international law relating to self-defense.
Name: Blackwell Publishing
Description: This site has links to hundreds of journals published by Blackwell Publishing in MANY topic areas, including international law. The site has an easy to use search feature which points you towards articles on the topic of preemptive self-defense from journals such as International Studies Perspectives, Modern Law Review, Journal of Political Philosophy, among others. However, it takes a subscription to fully access all this site has to offer.
Name: Center for Constitutional Rights
Description: The Center for Constitutional Rights is a non-profit organization primarily focused on furthering change in the area of Human Rights but many of the articles linked on the page reference the doctrine of preemptive self-defense and what it could mean to the people in countries on the receiving end of such an attack.
Contact: info@ccr-ny.org
Name: Center for Defense Information
Description: The Center for Defense Information is an non-profit organization that is dedicated to furthering U.S. Security goals through international cooperation; reduced reliance on unilateral military power to resolve conflict; reduced reliance on nuclear weapons; a transformed and reformed military establishment; and, prudent oversight of, and spending on, defense programs. The site has many articles from their own research and other sources regarding pre-emptive self defense.
Name: Center for Strategic International Studies
Description: CSIS is a non-profit organization that describes itself as taking a ‘non-partisan' approach to three primary areas of international affairs: (1) the full spectrum of new challenges to national and international security. (2), they maintain resident experts on all of the world's major geographical regions and (3), helping to develop new methods of governance for the global age. The site contains numerous articles and research projects on issues related to preemptive self-defense in light of the changing global situation.
Name: International Court of Justice
Description: The ICJ decisions link above has links to all of the decisions of the ICJ including those that speak to the legality of the use of force in self-defense (including the famous Caroline and Nicaragua cases).
Contact: mail@icj-cij.org
Name: International Progress Organization
Description: The International Progress Organization is an international non-governmental organization that enjoys consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. The I.P.O. is not affiliated with any political party or organization. It is strictly non-partisan, and not aligned with any government. The site contains links to memos regarding the legality of the War in Iraq and the U.S.'s claim of pre-emptive self defense.
Contact: info@i-p-o.org
Name: Law Association Justice International
Description: Law Association Justice International is a Swedish based NGO with the aim to promote human rights, the rule of law and democracy, and to act as a forum for international legal discussion and exchange of thoughts. Moderators from the site promote online discussions on various topics related to International Law including preemptive self-defense.
Contact: justint@justint.org
Name: Law.com
Description: A site that contains links to articles dealing with a myriad of legal issues including international law. The above article characterizes the Bush Doctrine of preemptive self-defense as setting dangerous new precedent.
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