7.3 Attacking Other Countries

Attacking other countries contravenes international law, but it is still happening in various ways – sometimes openly, sometimes concealed.

7.3.1  Invasions to Acquire Territory

boundary disputes and land grabs that the UN is unable to prevent

7.3.2  Military Interventions in Other Countries

pre-emptive strikes, or assistance to other governments and groups of people

7.3.3  International Terrorism

groups such as Islamic State spreading terror to other countries

7.3.4  Covert Interference

concealed activities in another country, to gain an advantage over it

7.3.5  Hybrid Warfare

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



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