Craig Martin
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Craig Martin is an international lawyer and legal scholar specializing in the use of armed force and the laws of war, and comparative law with a focus on Anglo-American and Japanese law. He is an Associate Professor at the Washburn University School of Law. He studied law in Canada, Japan, and the United States, receiving his doctorate in law from the University of Pennsylvania. He began his career as a naval officer in the Canadian Armed Forces, following which he practiced as a trial and appellate lawyer in Toronto, Canada, before returning to the academy. He has published scholarly work in the area of both public and private international law, Japanese constitutional law, and negotiation theory. He also publishes opinion pieces and feature articles in other mainstream media. For more see his website.

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Why We Should Not Support an Israeli Attack on Iran

(24) Comments | Posted March 2, 2012 | 11:32 AM

The Canadian newspapers reported this week that Prime Minister Netanyahu would be seeking the support of the Canadian government for a possible military attack on Iran. There is increasing speculation that Israel will launch military strikes before summer against the nuclear enrichment facilities within Iran, in an attempt...

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Debating Canada's Objectives and Role in Libya

(10) Comments | Posted June 13, 2011 | 1:38 PM

Tomorrow, parliament will debate whether to extend the participation of the Canadian Forces in the NATO operations in Libya. First, it should be said that parliamentary approval of the operation is essential. Legislative oversight of the executive's decisions to go to war is crucial for both democratic accountability and for...

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