Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie

Alexander Gillespie is a professor of international law at the University of Waikato, New Zealand. His research focuses on laws of war and armed conflict. He is the author of the three-volume set "A History of the Laws of War" and the three-volume set The Causes of War.

Asia

Don't expect war with North Korea to be gentlemanly

Current defence systems in place might not be fully effective against a North Korea attack.

Don't expect war with North Korea to be gentlemanly

Asia

Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

The many ways in which the assassination of the North Korean leader could lead to a total disaster.

Assassinating Kim Jong-un could go so wrong

North Korea

What can actually trigger war on the Korean Peninsula?

The US has made clear it has not declared war on North Korea. But Pyongyang can still trigger military confrontation.

What can actually trigger war on the Korean Peninsula?

North Korea

War on the Korean Peninsula is not inevitable

Despite Pyongyang's indifference to the suffering of its own people, further sanctions could still prevent all out war.

War on the Korean Peninsula is not inevitable

North Korea

North Korea just had its sixth nuclear test. Now what?

What does a nuclear North Korea mean for the world?

North Korea just had its sixth nuclear test. Now what?

United States

North Korea's Guam threats can lead to 'big trouble'

The three rules North Korea might break that could lead to war.

North Korea's Guam threats can lead to 'big trouble'

North Korea

What are Trump's options on North Korea?

The US president has three options for dealing with North Korean aggression. And all three are bad.

What are Trump's options on North Korea?