Thomas D. Grant

Publications & commentary

Public international law


book cover Aggression against Ukraine Palgrave Macmillan, 2015
Chechnya and the struggle for sovereignty monograph in development

Journal articles

Territorial Status, Recognition, and Statehood: Some Aspects of the Genocide Case (Bosnia and Herzegovina v. Yugoslavia) vol. 33(2) Stanford journal of International law (1997), 305-341
Defining Statehood: The Montevideo Convention and its Discontents vol. 37(2) Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (1999), 403-457
Internationally Guaranteed Constitutive Order: Cyprus and Bosnia as predicates vol. 8(1) Journal of Transnational Law & Policy (1999), 1-55
A Panel of Experts for Chechnya: Purposes and Prospects in Light of International Law vol. 40(1) Virginia Journal of International Law (1999), 115-192 (appeared in longer form in 1998 FINNISH YEARBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL LAW spring 2000, 145-248)
The United Nations Order and Rebuilding Domestic Order: The Case of Kosovo vol. III(7-8) Foreign Policy (Romania) (fall-winter 1999-2000), 96-134
Extending Decolonization: How the United Nations might have addressed Kosovo vol. 20(1) Georgia Journal of International and Comparitive Law (spring 2000), 9-54
East Timor, the United Nations System, and Enforcing Non-Recognition under International Law vol. 33(2) Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (spring 2000), 273-310
Hallstein Revisited: Unilateral Enforcement of Regimes of Non-Recognition since the Two Germanies vol. 36(2) Stanford Journal of International Law (summer 2000), 221-251
Afghanistan Recognizes Chechnya vol. 15(4) American University International Law Review (spring 2000), 869-894
States Newly Admitted to the United Nations: Some Implications vol. 39(1) Columbia Journal of Transnational Law (fall 2000), 177-192
United States Practice Regarding Non-Recognition of the Annexation of the Baltic States, 1940-1991 1 Baltic Yearbook of International Law (inaugural volume, spring 2001), 23-110 [more on history]
The Security Council and Iraq: An Incremental Practice vol. 97(4) American Journal of International Law 823-42 (2003)
Partition of Failed States: Impediments and Impulses vol. 11(2) Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies (2004), 51-82
International Responsibility and the Admission of States to the United Nations Michigan Journal of International Law forthcoming (2009)
A League of Their Own: the international law rationale for a League of Democracies George Washington International Law Review forthcoming (2009)
Regulating the Creation of States: How statehood has changed since 1945 and what the UN has to do with it work in progress

Chapters in Encyclopaedias & Multi-Author Works

Federalism with International Guarantee: International Organizations and the New Constitutions of Some ‘Failed’ or ‘Failing’ States: chapter in Thomas Giegerich (ed.) The EU Accession of Cyprus-Key to the Political and Legal Solution of an 'Insoluable' Ethnic Conflict? (Baden-Baden, Nomos Verlag, 2006), 137-60
The Harvard Drafts on International Responsibility: chapter in CJ Barker & J Grant (eds) The Harvard Research in International Law: A Contemporary Analysis and Appraisal (Buffalo, New York: W.S. Hein & Co., 2007)(co-authored with James Crawford)
The International Court of Justice: chapter in Sam Daws & Thomas Weiss (eds) Oxford Handbook of the United Nations (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007)(co-authored with James Crawford)
Doctrines (Monroe, Hallstein, Brezhnev, Stimson): entry in R Wolfrum (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)
Micro-States: entry in R Wolfrum (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008)
Local Remedies, Exhaustion of: entry in R Wolfrum (ed.) Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2008) (co-authored with James Crawford)


Between Diversity and Disorder: review article of Jorri C. Duursma, Fragmentation and the International Relations of Micro-states: Self-determination and Statehood (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996) vol. 12(4) American University Journal of International Law and Policy (1997), 629-86
An Institution Restored?: review article of M.J.Peterson, Recognition of Governments: Legal Doctrine and State Practice 1815–1995 (New York: St Martin's Press Inc., London: Macmillan Press Ltd., 1997) vol. 39(1) Virginia Journal of International Law (1998), 101-37
Review essay of Martin Van Creveld, The Rise and Decline of the State (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1999) vol. 9(2) Journal of Transnational Law & Policy (summer 2000), 309-329
Book review of Brad Roth, Government Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999) European Journal of International Law vol. 11, no. 3 (2000), 739-744
Book review of David J. Bederman, International Law in Antiquity (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001) Co-authored with William Allan, American Journal of International Law vol. 97, no. 1 (January 2003), 218-220

Editorial commentary and news analysis

Confederation Will Not Answer the 'China Question' Asian Wall Street Journal (Wednesday, July 19, 2000, Cross-Strait Relations, p. 8)
The Sanctions on Austria Were Futile: Except that they made the case against deepening the EU. The road now leads to eastward expansion Wall Street Journal Europe (Wednesday, September 13, 2000, Editorials & Opinion), also appeared in Asian Wall Street Journal (Thursday, September 14, 2000, p. 10) [more on commerce]
Iraq: How to reconcile conflicting obligations of occupation and reform ASIL Insights June 2003
The EU Trust Territory of Kosovo Wall Street Journal Europe August 25, 2004, p A8 (co-authored with Congressman Doug Bereuter (R. Nebraska)) [more on security]