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Selected Publications

Professor Davis’ Recent Media Appearances and Opinion Pieces (updated January 28, 2015)

The Guardian An op-ed on the new book by Guantanamo detainee Mohamedou Ould Slahi.
(Available online and in print)

CCTV America: U.S. will investigate reports of civilian deaths in drone strikes against ISIL

Fox News: How should the remaining Gitmo prisoners be handled?

Democracy Now: Inside the U.S. Torture Chambers: Prisoner’s Guantánamo Diary Details 12 Years of Abuse, Terror

CNN: Former prosecutor: ‘No good reason for Guantanamo’

Aljazeera America - Military commissions for terrorism suspects are a proven failure, by Morris Davis

the From the column “Behind the Bars: Guantanamo Bay’

Papers on SSRN are available at:
Twitter: @ColMorrisDavis

Article in Huffington Post over the weekend on the crisis in Iraq.

New York Times story on the capture of Abu Khattala and the proposal suggested by some to send him to Guantanamo.

Co-authored an article for the Real Clear Defense site with a former Marine Corps JAG who now works for NATO that rebuts an earlier article that argued attorneys were detrimental to national security. It is available at:

Article in the North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation that is available online. The article looks at the development of modern international humanitarian law (IHL), the lead role the U.S. played in advancing IHL after World War II, and how our post-9/11 practices have eroded the foundations of IHL.

Professor Morris Davis on RT America News discussing the U.S. raids in Somalia and Libya

Professor Morris Davis on HuffPost Live WorldBrief discussing the U.S. military raids in Somalia and Libya and U.S. relations with Iran.

Interview evening with Cenk Uygur on Current TV about the Bradley Manning court-martial.

Interview on Current TV discussing the hunger strike amongst the detainees at Guantanamo.

Interview on Current TV about drones:

Professor Morris Davis was on CNN tonight with Erin Burnett, host of OUTFRONT, to discuss the proposal to spend another $200M on Guantanamo Bay.

Professor Davis also discussed Guantanamo Bay on RT America News on March 21. You can view the video here:

The Guardian
The law of war does not shield the CIA and John Brennan’s drone kill list

Current TV
Col. Morris Davis, former Guantanamo prosecutor, on US drone policy: ‘Since 9/11, we’ve been the constrained and the cowardly’

January 2013 Interview with RTAmerica about Guantanamo Bay closing.

On January 24 and 25, 2013, Professor Davis gave 5 lectures at 5 colleges in North Carolina. The lectures generated lots of media attention: Story in Raleigh, NC newspaper.

Editorial in Fayetteville, NC newspaper.

Story in Fayetteville, NC newspaper.

Short article in Duke University paper

Short 10 minute interview that aired on North Carolina public radio stations.

Participated in a panel discussion at the New America Foundation on January 11, 2013, marking the 11th anniversary of the arrival of the first detainees at Guantanamo Bay. The discussion was carried live on C-Span.

Did an interview on RT America news on January 11, 2013, marking the 11th anniversary of the first detainees arriving at Guantanamo.

Did an interview on RT America News on January 22, 2013, on the fourth anniversary of the order President Obama issued to close Guantanamo not later than January 2010.

Was quoted in a Politico article on January 22, 2013, on a dispute within the Pentagon over one of the charges in the trial of Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and his 9/11 co-conspirators.

Was cited in an article in the January 23, 2013 Houston Chronicle on the congressional hearings on the current Air Force sexual assault scandal.

Social Science Research Network

Quoted in a story in the San Antonio Express-News about the Air Force’s current sexual assault scandal.

Quoted in an article published in Business Week.

Quoted in the San Antonio Express-News.

Professor Davis in a live interview on RT International News about Guantanamo Bay:

Professor Davis in a live interview on RT International (taped) and RT America (live) on the book published by the former Navy Seal who was on the Osama bin Laden raid.

updated: January 28, 2015