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Today is International Women’s Day.” Good Authority. 03/08/2024.


UN court decides Russia has violated treaty to combat terrorism.Good Authority. 02/16/2024.


What the ICJ ruling on Ukraine v. Russia means.” Good Authority. 02/09/2024

UN court says Israel may have violated the Genocide Convention.” Good Authority. 01/30/2024.


Today is International Holocaust Remembrance Day.” Good Authority. 01/27/2024.


Human rights in the U.S. and around the world in 2023.” with K. Chad Clay. Good Authority. 12/18/2023.


The UN set out to protect human rights 75 years ago.” Good Authority. 12/10/2023.


75 years later, why is the UN Genocide Convention so hard to enforce?Good Authority. 12/09/2023.


Sunday is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities.Good Authority. 12/01/2023.


It’s Time for America to Join the International Criminal Court.” Foreign Affairs. 10/19/2023.


The ICC is investigating violence in Israel and Palestine.” Good Authority. 10/18/2023.


What the arrest warrant for Putin really means.” Good Authority. 10/03/2023.

Would an Armed Humanitarian Intervention in Haiti Be Legal—and Could It Succeed?” with Alexandra Byrne* and Zoha Siddiqui.* Political Violence @ A Glance. 02/28/2023.


Ukraine accuses Russia of torture. Here’s how to prosecute those crimes. with Alyson Reynolds* and Elijah Tsai.* The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 11/22/2022.


The International Criminal Court is a Court of Last Resort. with Nathaniel Liu,* Daniel Posthumus,* and Zoha Siddiqui.* 04/28/2022.


The Council of Europe expelled Russia. That hurts people, not Putin. with Zoha Siddiqui.* The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 04/12/2022.


The ICJ ordered Russia to halt military operations in Ukraine. What comes next? with Daniel Posthumus.* The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 03/25/2022.


Putin won’t end up at The Hague – but war-crimes prosecutions of Russia still matter.” with Nathaniel Liu.* The Washington Post [Outlook]. 03/15/2022.


Could Putin Actually Face Accountability at the ICC? with Zoha Siddiqui,* Nathaniel Liu,* and Daniel Posthumus.* Foreign Policy. 03/04/2022.

How the Real World Shows Up in the IR Classroom.” Foreign Policy. 02/11/2022.


The ICC Doesn’t Look So Interventionist After All.” with Genevieve Bates. Foreign Policy. 12/08/2021.


The ICC’s Flawed Afghan Investigation.Foreign Affairs. 11/03/2021.


Did America’s Racial Awakening Reach IR Professors? Foreign Policy. 06/25/2021.


Justice for George Floyd Has Only Just Begun.Foreign Policy. 04/20/2021.


Biden reversed Trump’s sanctions on International Criminal Court officials. What happens now? with Kyle Rapp. The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 04/05/2021.


As America Seeks Racial Justice, It Can Learn From Abroad.” with Eduardo González. Foreign Policy. 03/14/2021.


The International Criminal Court just elected a new chief prosecutor. Here’s what you need to know. with Nastaran Far* and Hailey Robertson.* The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 02/17/2021.

The ICC says it can investigate Israel’s alleged war crimes in the Palestinian territories. Netanyahu and Biden object.” with M.P. Broache. The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 02/11/2021.

“Biden’s Policy Must Center Racial Justice.” with Alexandra Byrne* and Bilen Zerie.* Foreign Policy 240: 5–7. (First published online as “Put Racial Justice at Center of the Biden-Harris Transition Plan)


Foreign Policy Begins At Home.Foreign Policy 239: 23–26. *50th Anniversary Special Issue*


"This Is Not Who We Are’ Is a Great American Myth.Foreign Policy. 01/08/2021.


Not a Moment but a Movement: The Case for Transitional Justice in the U.S. with Colleen Murphy. Ms. Magazine. 12/16/2020.


Some people want a U.S. truth commission. But truth commissions have limits.” with Claire B. Crawford. The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 10/21/2020.


Kamala Harris for the People.” with Claire B. Crawford. Foreign Policy. 08/12/2020.


Why Race Matters in International Relations.” with Meredith Loken. Foreign Policy 237: 11–13.

"Despite U.S. sanctions, the International Criminal Court will keep investigating alleged war crimes in Afghanistan.” with Stephen Chaudoin. The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 06/16/2020.

  • Mentions: Just Security, U.S. State Department Overseas Security Advisory Council news page


Some lawmakers are calling for truth commissions on racial violence. How do these work?” with Carla Winston. The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 06/09/2020.

  • Mentions: The Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security’s Access to Justice blog

Why the International Criminal Court will investigate possible U.S. war crimes – even if the Trump administration says it can’t.” The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 03/09/2020.


Maryland has created a truth commission on lynchings – can it deliver? The Conversation. 06/14/2019.

  • Reprints: Chicago Tribune, Houston Chronicle, San Francisco Chronicle, and more. Video by theGrio.


The Trump administration opposes the International Criminal Court. Do Americans agree?The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 04/28/2019.


Human rights workers are getting killed in Colombia. Here’s what could help save the peace.” with Shauna N. Gillooly. The Washington Post [Monkey Cage]. 02/11/2019.


Why Governance Will Go from Bad to Worse in Zimbabwe.” Africa is a Country. 08/07/2018.


The Uncertain Future for Transitional Justice in Zimbabwe.Africa is a Country. 11/30/2017.

* Undergraduate student co-author




 Vox. Quoted in "Why ICC arrest warrants matter, even if Israel and Hamas leaders evade them," by Ellen Ioanes and Nicole Narea. 05/21/2024.


War on the Rocks Warcast. Podcast interview with Erin O’Brien on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice and the decision on provisional measures. 01/29/2024.


PRX’s The World. Podcast interview with Carolyn Beeler on South Africa’s genocide case against Israel at the International Court of Justice. 01/09/2024.


Miami Herald. Quoted in “UN chief invokes ‘rarely used’ rule to avert ‘catastrophe’ in Gaza. What does it do?” by Brendan Rascius. 12/08/2023.


Miami Herald. Quoted in “What are war crimes? How are they prosecuted? What to know as Israel-Hamas war rages,” by Brendan Rascius and Aspen Pflughoeft. 10/19/2023.


World Politics Review. Quoted in “The ICC Is Just Getting Started on Going After Putin,” by Charli Carpenter. 03/28/2023.


Foreign Policy. Quoted in “Putin Wanted by ICC Over Alleged War Crimes,” by Amy Mackinnon, Christina Lu and Jack Detsch. 03/17/2023.


Justice in Conflict. Quoted in “Investigating all atrocities, including any committed by Ukrainian soldiers, can undercut Putin’s war crimes propaganda,” by Mark Kersten. 06/13/2022.


Foreign Policy. Quoted in “Ukraine’s ‘Nuremberg Moment’ Amid Flood of Alleged Russian War Crimes,” by Robbie Gramer and Amy Mackinnon. 06/10/2022.


HowStuffWorks. Quoted in “Why the U.S. Hasn’t Always Supported the International Criminal Court,” by Patrick J. Kiger. 06/09/2022.


SiriusXM: The Michael Smerconish Program.Radio interview with Michael Smerconish on accountability for the war in Ukraine and complementarity of domestic, regional, and international courts. 05/05/2022.


The Resistance Bureau. Participant in the broadcast “Resisting Injustice: Are prosecutions necessary to right past wrongs?” with speakers Anta Guisse, John Githongo, and Zenzele Ndebele, facilitator Nic Cheeseman, and hosts Mantate Mlotshwa and Jeffrey Smith. 04/26/2022.


Vox. Quoted in “Here’s what the ICC can actually do about Putin’s war crimes,” by Ellen Ioanes. 04/05/2022.


CNN Newsroom. Television interview with Fredricka Whitfield on the likely challenge of prosecuting Russian president Vladimir Putin for war crimes. 04/09/2022.


NPR’s Here & Now. Podcast with Peter O’Dowd on the challenges of prosecuting war crimes. 04/05/2022.


Forbes. Write-up in Forbes Ukraine of my #GlobalMinds4Ukraine solidarity lecture at the Kyiv School of Economics. 04/05/2022.


ABC News Live. Television interview with Diane Macedo on prospects for international accountability for Russian president Vladimir Putin. 04/05/2022.


NPR. Quoted in “Charging Putin for potential war crimes is difficult, and any penalty hard to enforce,” by Bill Chappell. 04/05/2022.


Vox. Quoted in “The impossible task of truth and reconciliation,” by Jen Kirby, on lessons from the world for U.S. truth commissions and transitional justice. 03/24/2022.


CTV News (Canada). Television interview with Marcia MacMillan on Ukraine’s case against Russia at the International Court of Justice. 03/16/2022.


ABC News Live. Television interview with Diane Macedo on Ukraine’s case against Russia at the International Court of Justice. 03/16/2022.


NPR’s Radio Times. Podcast interview with Marty Moss-Coane on prospects for a national truth commission in the United States. 06/18/2021.


Foreign Policy. Quoted in “Does America Need a Truth and Reconciliation Commission?” by Christina Lu, on truth commissions and transitional justice in the United States and abroad. 04/29/2021.


PRX’s The World. Podcast interview with Marco Werman on U.S. truth commissions. 02/11/2021.


Bloomberg. Television interview with Shery Ahn and Haidi Stroud-Watts on human rights, race, and U.S. foreign policy under the Biden-Harris administration. 01/28/2021.


The Atlantic. Quoted in “Don’t Move on Just Yet,” by Quinta Jurecic, on prospects for truth (and reconciliation) in the United States after the Trump presidency. 01/23/2021.


Politics Politics Politics (P3) Podcast. Interview with Justin R. Young on truth commissions. 09/06/2020.

Undergraduate student co-author

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