In a October 13, 2014 appearance on Bob Herbert’s Op-Ed. TV program, Prof. Thomas M. McDonnell addressed the challenge posed by the rise of ISIS. He explained “what led to the situation we now face in the war torn countries, and discusse[d] how our involvement should be open to a national debate.” In the interview, he summarizes the major immediate and historical causes that gave rise to the ISIS terrorist group, outlines the role of U.S. Senate and its authority in declaring war, and addresses the use and the effectiveness of the use of drones by the U.S. military.
Thomas M. McDonnell is a Professor of International Law at Pace Law School where along International Law, he also teaches International Human Rights, Constitutional Law, and Criminal Law. His work related to the struggle against terrorism also includes the following:
- Letter to the Editor: U.S. Policy Toward Egypt, New York Times (May 6, 2014).
- United States, the Egyptian Coup, and the Threat of Terrorism, International Law Prof Blog (Sept. 11, 2013).
- Expanding the Executive’s Power to Kill: The US Justice Department’s Memo. International Law Prof Blog (Feb. 12, 2013).
- Sow What You Reap?: Using Predator and Reaper Drones to Target and Kill Suspected Islamic Terrorists, 44 Geo. Wash. Int’l L. Rev. 243 (2012).
- The United States, International Law, and the Struggle Against Terrorism (revised paperback edition, Routledge 2011).
- Read chapter 1, The West’s Colonization of Muslim Land and the Rise of Islamic Fundamentalism in The United States, International Law and the Struggle against Terrorism (Routledge 2009).
- Targeting the Foreign Born by Race and Nationality: Counterproductive in the ‘War on Terrorism?’, 16 Pace Int’l L. Rev. 19 (2004).