Assertion by states of a right to regulate conduct beyond their borders has been a source of frequent controversy and serious international conflicts for more than half a century. Economic, political and technological developments have forced jurisdictional analysis out of the neat confines of the territoriality principle, and states have asserted the right to regulate foreign conduct on the basis of the effects of such conduct within their borders.
David J. Gerber,
Beyond Balancing: International Law Restraints on the Reach of National Laws,
Yale J. Int'l L.
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