Emory International Law Review


Matthew Emery


Ukraine has been subject to civil unrest and Russian aggression since early 2014. Amidst these international conflicts and pressures, NATO has made it clear that it wants the current Ukrainian government to succeed, mostly because it would establish a very pro-Western government. In this Comment, Matthew Emery argues that NATO is limited in the assistance it can provide to Ukraine, because Ukraine is not a member of NATO. Furthermore, this Comment argues that any assistance from NATO countries to the current Ukrainian government would violate the International Court of Justice's decision in Nicaragua because the government is illegitimate.