21. What is terrorism? Why do we spend so much on counterterrorism in the US des

21. What is terrorism? Why do we spend so much on counterterrorism in the US despite the fact that it poses a relatively small threat? What legal justification does the US give for the war on terror? Do you view this as legitimate or not? Why?
22. What do we mean when we say jus en bellow? How has humanitarian law evolved over time? Do you think that drone warfare might be illegal in the future? Why or why not?
23. What are the two primary sources of international law? Please explain what they are and the limitations of both. Do you think if a practice becomes customary but a state has not signed a treaty agreeing to a behavior, the state should be forced to comply with the norm by other states? Why or why not?
24. Please identify and explain the five enforcement mechanisms to ensure state compliance with international law. Why might it be easier for more powerful states to violate international law?
25. Why have we seen increased free trade since World War II? What are the costs and benefits of free trade? Do you think it’s a good thing? Why/Why not?
26. What actions does the UN have (per Chapter VII of the UN Charter) to prevent or deter threats to international peace or to counter acts of aggression? What limitations do we see with both? Do you think the US was correct in invading Iraq in 2003 without UN support? Why/Why not?
27. Explain why migration is both a human rights issue and a humanitarian issue. What might the US do to help alleviate the crisis?
28. What is the tragedy of the commons? How does this framework help explain the problem of climate change? Why are these type of problems particularly difficult to solve? Are you hopeful or pessimistic about the Paris Agreement on Climate? Why?

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