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Sir Adam Roberts (born 29 August 1940) is Emeritus Professor of International Relations at Oxford University, a senior research fellow in Oxford University's Department of Politics and International Relations, and an emeritus fellow of Balliol College, Oxford.
He has published articles in numerous journals, including American Journal of International Law, British Year Book of International Law, International Affairs, International Security, Review of International Studies, Survival and The Times Literary Supplement. His publications include:
Recent articles and book chapters
'Foundational Myths in the Laws of War: The 1863 Lieber Code, and the 1864 Geneva Convention', Melbourne Journal of International Law, vol. 20, no. 1, July 2019, pp. 158-96. ISSN 1444-8602. Available at .
'Terrorism Research: Past, Present and Future', Studies in Conflict & Terrorism, vol. 38, no. 1, January 2015, pp. 62-74. Print edition ISSN1057-610X. Online ISSN1521-0731. Available at .
'The Long Peace Getting Longer', Survival, London, vol. 54, no. 1, February-March 2012, pp. 175-83. Print edition ISSN0039-6338. Online ISSN1468-2699. Available at . (Review essay on Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of our Nature.)
'Simon Frederick Peter Halliday, 1946-2010', Proceedings of the British Academy, vol. 172: Biographical Memoirs of Fellows no. X, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 143-69. ISBN978-0-19-726490-4. ISSN0068-1202. Available at .
'The Civilian in Modern War', in Hew Strachan and Sibylle Scheipers (eds.), The Changing Character of War, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011, pp. 357-80. ISBN978-0-19-959673-7 (hardback).
'The Civilian in Modern War', Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law, vol. 12, 2009, T.M.C. Asser Press, The Hague, 2010, pp. 13-51. ISBN978-90-6704-335-9; ISSN1389-1359.
'Lives and Statistics: Are 90% of War Victims Civilians?', Survival, London, vol. 52, no. 3, June-July 2010, pp. 115-35. Print edition ISSN0039-6338. Online ISSN1468-2699. Available at .
'Detainees: Misfits in Peace and War', in Sibylle Scheipers (ed.), Prisoners in War, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2010, pp. 263-80. ISBN978-0-19-957757-6.
'An "Incredibly Swift Transition": Reflections on the End of the Cold War', in Melvyn P. Leffler and Odd Arne Westad (eds.), The Cambridge History of the Cold War, vol. III, Endings, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2010, pp. 513-34. ISBN978-0-521-83721-7.
'The Equal Application of the Laws of War: A Principle under Pressure', International Review of the Red Cross, Cambridge, vol. 90, no. 872, December 2008, pp. 931-62. ISSN1816-3831. EISSN1607-5889. Available at .
'Doctrine and Reality in Afghanistan', Survival, London, vol. 51, no. 1, February-March 2009, pp. 29-60. Print edition ISSN0039-6338. Online ISSN1468-2699.
'Torture and Incompetence in the "War on Terror"', Survival, London, vol. 49, no. 1, Spring 2007. (Review article.) Print edition ISSN0039-6338. Online ISSN1468-2699. Available at .
'Transformative Military Occupation: Applying the Laws of War and Human Rights', American Journal of International Law, Washington DC, vol. 100, no. 3, July 2006. ISSN0002-9300. Available at .
'The Laws of War in the War on Terror', in Fred L. Borch and Paul S. Wilson (eds.), International Law and the War on Terror (US Naval War College, International Law Studies, vol. 79), Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island, 2003. Available at .
(with Benedict Kingsbury) (eds.) ?: (Global Governance: United Nations in a Divided World), trans. Zhicheng Wu and colleagues at Nankai University, Central Compilation & Translation Press, Beijing, 2010. ISBN978-7-5117-0220-3. (A specially adapted version of United Nations, Divided World: The UN's Roles in International Relations, Oxford University Press, 2nd edition, 1993, and incorporating a new introduction by the editors, revised/new appendices, and Foreword by Professor Wang Jisi of Peking University.)
(with Philip Windsor). Czechoslovakia 1968: Reform, Repression and Resistance, Chatto & Windus for Institute for Strategic Studies, London, 1969.ISBN0-7011-1498-3 (paperback).
(ed.) The Strategy of Civilian Defence: Non-violent Resistance to Aggression, Faber, London, 1967. (Also published as Civilian Resistance as a National Defense, Stackpole Books, Harrisburg, US, 1968; and, with a new Introduction on 'Czechoslovakia and Civilian Defence', as Civilian Resistance as a National Defence, Penguin Books, Harmondsworth, UK, and Baltimore, US, 1969. ISBN0-14-021080-6.)