The SCIL is the world’s premier think tank for understanding, shaping and influencing the international law that affects military and other security operations. To support Navy, Joint and Combined operations, the SCIL educates future military and civilian leaders and conducts and publishes advanced research on public international law, including the law of the sea, law of naval warfare, law of armed conflict (LOAC), and the law of outer space and cyberspace. The Center disseminates research through publication of International Law Studies, the oldest journal of international law in the United States. It also publishes legal treatises, as well as articles and commentary in globally influential law and policy journals and other fora. Its research mission is further accomplished by conducting conferences, workshops and Track 1.5 dialogue with dozens of partners and nations, such as annual events with Harvard Law School, the International Committee of the Red Cross, the IMO International Maritime Law Institute and the Japan Maritime Self Defense Force. This research fulfills two key priorities: to lead the identification and analysis of emerging issues and to address faulty interpretations of international law that risk affecting the international security of the United States and its partners.