The publication of the Restatement (Third) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States in 1987 is an important event, for international law has undergone substantial and significant change since the appearance in 1965 of its predecessor, the Restatement (Second) of the Foreign Relations Law of the United States. The new Restatement is a comprehensive revision of the original Restatement, both in its expanded scope and its treatment, and it reflects important developments in international law since the original Restatement. It seeks to come to grips with the transformations wrought by the changing demands and expectations of the peoples of the world, interacting under the ever-changing conditions of growing interdependence and universal participation, as punctuated by the shifting patterns of alignments and the universalizing trends of science-based technology.
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