Andreas Kuersten

Andreas is an attorney in Washington, DC who researches in the fields of criminal law, law and neuroscience, intellectual property law, and international law.  He has held positions with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), both the U.S. Navy and Air Force JAG Corps, and AmeriCorps.  Andreas’ work has appeared in numerous media and academic forums, including: William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal, Nature Biotechnology, Foreign Affairs, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Andreas earned his JD and LLM from the University of Pennsylvania Law School; Certificate in Neuroscience from the University of Pennsylvania; MSc in International Relations from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and BA in International Development Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles.  SSRN Page.

Academic Publications:

Review, Free Will, Moral Responsibility, and the Desire to be a God; Ethical Theory and Moral Practice (2021)

ReviewEnlisting Faith: How the Military Chaplaincy Shaped Religion and State in Modern America; Law and History Review (2021)

Tasing the Constitution: Conducted Electrical Weapons, Other Forceful Arrest Means, and the Validity of Subsequent Constitutional Rights Waivers; William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal (2020)

Protecting Decision-Making in the Era of Neuromodulation; Journal of Cognitive Enhancement (2020)

Legal Ramifications of Brain-Computer-Interface Technology; AJOB Neuroscience (2020)

Protecting Decision-Making in the Age of Neuromodulation; Journal of Cognitive Enhancement (2020)

Your Money or Your Liberty: Clarifying Military Contingent Confinement; Air Force Law Review (2020)

Review, Emerging Legal Orders in the Arctic: The Role of Non-Arctic Actors; The Northern Review (2020)

Brain Modulation and Patent Law; Nature Biotechnology (2019)

Review, Arctic Governance in a Changing World; The Polar Journal (2019)

Foundational Technologies and Legal Realities; The American Journal of Bioethics (2018)

Review, Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions FailDemocracy and Security (2018)

The Arctic Digital DivideArctic Summer College Yearbook: An Interdisciplinary Look Into Arctic Sustainable Development (2018)

Review, War NeurologyParameters (p. 127) (2017)

Review, The Arctic Council: Governance Within the Far NorthThe Northern Review (2017)

Review, The New Arctic GovernancePolitical Studies Review (2017)

Review, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones: Confronting a New Age of Threat; Terrorism and Political Violence (2017)

ReviewGeopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional Dynamics in a Global WorldPolitical Studies Review (2017)

ReviewHow Not to Network a Nation: The Uneasy History of the Soviet Internet; The Information Society (2017)

ReviewFuture Arctic: Field Notes From a World on the EdgeThe Polar Journal (2016)

When a Picture is Not Worth a Thousand Words; The George Washington Law Review Arguendo (2016)

Review, China’s Changing Legal System: Lawyers and Judges on Civil and Criminal LawThe China Quarterly (2016)

The Arctic Five Versus the Arctic CouncilArctic Yearbook (2016)

ReviewThe Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online RevolutionariesPeace Review (2016)

ReviewBy All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the WorldThe China Journal (2016)

Imagining the Arctic: International Law, Governance, and Relations in the High North; Michigan State International Law Review (2016)

Minding the ‘Gaps’ in the Federal Regulation of Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation DevicesJournal of Law and the Biosciences (2016)

Review, Strategic Reassurance and Resolve: U.S.-China Relations in the Twenty-First Century; The China Quarterly (2016)

Review, Debating China: The U.S.-China Relationship in Ten Conversations; International Affairs (2016)

The Eagle and the Dragon; Denver Journal of International Law and Policy (2015)

The American Criminal Code: General Defenses; Journal of Legal Analysis (2015)

The Brain, Cognitive Enhancement Devices, and European Regulation; Journal of Law and the Biosciences (2014)

Sexual Assault and the Military Petri Dish; Joint Force Quarterly (2014)

ReviewThe End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge isn’t What it Used to Be; Cambridge Review of International Affairs (2014)

Media Commentary:

Arming IcebreakersRealClearDefense (Aug. 27, 2017)

The Hollowness of the Arguments of the FCC and FTC Chairmen Regarding Internet Consumer Privacy; Jurist (April 6, 2017)

The Battle for the ArcticThe National Interest (Nov. 3, 2016)

Icebreakers and U.S. Power: Separating Fact From FictionWar on the Rocks (Oct. 11, 2016)

The Dangerous Myth of an ‘Icebreaker Gap’Defense One (Sept. 6, 2016)

Justice UnblindedJurist (July 16, 2016)

Cracks; The Montreal Review (June 2016)

A Supplement to Steve Vladeck’s Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Treatment of Courts-MartialJust Security (May 17, 2016)

Why Can’t America Build an Icebreaker?The Arctic Journal (Dec. 22, 2015)

Brain Scans in the Courtroom; The Scientist (Nov. 23, 2015)

A Pyrrhic Environmental Victory in the Arctic; The Seattle Times (Nov. 19, 2015)

Shale we Dance?Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (Nov. 17, 2015)

Obama’s Incomplete Arctic Energy ApproachThe Hill (Sept. 3, 2015)

The Arctic Race That Wasn’t; Foreign Affairs (Aug. 20, 2015)

Assessing the U.S. Navy’s Arctic Roadmap; Center for International Maritime Security (June 21, 2015)

Letter to the Editor, Russia’s Arctic Interests; The New York Times (May 12, 2015)

How to Secure the American Arctic; Forbes (Mar. 24, 2015)

Are the Mistrals Back on Course for Russia?; Fair Observer (Mar. 2, 2015)

Letter to the Editor, Re: Debtors’ Prisons, Then and Now: FAQ; The Marshall Project (Feb. 27, 2015)

Building Our Arctic Future; The Hill (Feb. 16, 2015)

Perils and Proposals: Military Contracting with Volatile Regimes; The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs (Feb. 16, 2015)

Russian Sanctions, China, and the Arctic; The Diplomat (Jan. 3, 2015)

French Warships in Doldrums; Yale Global (Jan. 1, 2015)

Balancing on a Warship; E-International Relations (Dec. 15, 2014)