Andreas Kuersten

Andreas is an attorney in Washington, DC who works and researches in the fields of military, criminal, and international law and international affairs.  He has held positions with the 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: Foreign Affairs, Forbes, George Washington University Law Review, and Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.  His interests include: military, criminal, and international law; national security, international affairs, international relations, and foreign policy; and the intersection of neuroscience and law.

Andreas earned his JD 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.  LinkedIn Profile; SSRN Page.

Media Publications:

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)

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Academic Publications:

Review, Busted Sanctions: Explaining Why Economic Sanctions Fail; Democracy and Security (2018)

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

Review, War Neurology; Parameters (p. 127) (2017)

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

Review, The New Arctic Governance; Political 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)

Review, Geopolitics and Security in the Arctic: Regional Dynamics in a Global World; Political Studies Review (2017)

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

Review, Future Arctic: Field Notes From a World on the Edge; The 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 Law; The China Quarterly (2016)

The Arctic Five Versus the Arctic CouncilArctic Yearbook (2016)

Review, The Red Web: The Struggle Between Russia’s Digital Dictators and the New Online Revolutionaries; Peace Review (2016)

Review, By All Means Necessary: How China’s Resource Quest is Changing the World; The 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)

Review, The 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)