Penn State International Law Review


Peter A. Pentz


What are the consequences when two superpowers square off in opposing sides of a civil war in another country? This Comment tells the story of such a situation in Afghanistan, and concentrates on the role of another actor, Pakistan. Pakistan's role in the Afghan crisis is examined in light of the recent decision of the International Court of Justice in Nicaragua v. The United States, applying the rule of nonintervention. Possible justifications and exceptions are given, especially in light of a possible Soviet withdrawal.