Book Review: The Assault on International Law, by Jens David Ohlin

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This essay reviews Jens David Ohlin’s The Assault on International Law, an important new book that analyzes the arguments deployed by the New Realists in their efforts to detach the United States—and the Executive Branch, in particular—from certain international obligations. The essay finds compelling the book’s core argument: that the New Realists misconstrued and misapplied game theory.