Such "lawfare" can be used to forestall and degrade the willto fight, and to shape the narrative of conflict. For example, al-Qaeda's use of human shields against coalition forces in Iraq and Afghanistan stopped the coalition from attacking certain targets and enabled al-Qaeda to win then arrative of conflict among local populations when mass civilian casualties occurred. China is now the world's leading practitioner of lawfare, having integrated legal warfare into its military and influence operations since atleast 1963.
Our guest speaker is a professor, consultant, speaker, and arbitrator. She is a Professor at the National Defense University's College of Information and Cyberspace, a Fellow at NATO's ACO/SHAPE Office of Legal Affairs, and an Affiliated Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania's Fox Leadership International Program and Program on Innovation, Cross-Sector Collaboration, Leadership, and Organization. Through her consultancy, she advises private sector leaders on geopolitical risk. She serves on the Executive Council of the American Society of International Law. She has been an assistant on 3 ICSID investor-state arbitration tribunals.
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