7.3 Attacking Other Countries
Attacking other countries contravenes international law, but it is still happening in various ways – sometimes openly, sometimes concealed.
boundary disputes and land grabs that the UN is unable to prevent
pre-emptive strikes, or assistance to other governments and groups of people
groups such as Islamic State spreading terror to other countries
concealed activities in another country, to gain an advantage over it
combined subversion and military force, as used by Russia in annexing Crimea
The next segment describes the practical difficulties of international use of force, which mean that it very rarely solves problems