Winter 2017

The Changing Rules of War

Scott D. Sagan

A companion volume to “Ethics, Technology & War,” the Winter 2017 issue of Daedalus, “The Changing Rules of War,” guest edited by Scott D. Sagan, presents a collection of essays by an interdisciplinary groups of scholars and practitioners about the evolution of just war doctrine, the laws of armed conflict, the rules of engagement, war crimes tribunals, and other domestic and international organizational procedures. This essay highlights the importance of looking back to the history of these institutions to identify reforms that might strengthen them in the future and invites readers to join the active debate about just war doctrine.

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