International Law in Ukraine and Japan’s New Strategy at AALS

This year’s AALS Conference in San Diego, in the first week of January, was a good one! It was a pleasure to both moderate a fantastic panel on how the war in Ukraine is impacting international law, and to speak on another panel on the significance of Japan’s new National Security Strategy, which is a marked departure from its traditional position, and arguably inconsistent with the constitutional constraints in Art. 9, on the use of force and maintenance of armed forces.