U.S. State Department's Legal Adviser Calls for 'Smart Power' Approach to Transnational Conflicts

To deal with emerging 21st-century legal conflicts that cross international borders, the United States must take a "smart-power" approach that respects the spirit of precedent and stays true to American ideals, said U.S. State Department Legal Adviser Harold Hongju Koh, who spoke at a symposium Feb. 10 at the University of Virginia School of Law.