e-IR Essay Award
In spite of criticisms of military intervention, such measures can free populations from dictatorships and abusive governments.
The protection of human rights from terrorist threats and the counterterrorism efforts that follow need to be in accordance with human rights standards in order to maintain legitimacy.
Impoverished slums, such as those in Mumbai and Gujarat, played a major part in ethnic violence because they were reliant upon resource networks divided along ethnic lines.
Political and economic improvements were made by the Pinochet regime, but the social costs associated with its repression and brutality means it is questionable whether they can really be described as improvements.
Whilst ‘human security’ has theoretical merit, its idealistic nature renders it flawed in practice and no more effective than the ‘traditional’ security approach which preceded it.
Though the period of La Violencia was tragic and witnessed horrific abuses to human rights, the changes that eventually resulted from it have finally begun to bear fruit for Colombia.
La Violencia was a period of time when extreme violence in Colombia reached an optimum. It gave political strength to the masses to show the oligarchy that they were not going to accept repression.
Although the Games are an under-explored phenomenon in IR, they represent one of the longest-standing forums for global interaction in our world.