Post Tagged with: "humanitarian intervention"

The Consequences of Syria: Does the Responsibility to Protect Have a Future?

The Consequences of Syria: Does the Responsibility to Protect Have a Future?

Though the failure of the international community to prevent and alleviate suffering in Syria is lamentable, it is too early to despair over the future of the R2P.

Edited Collection – R2P, Syria and Humanitarianism in Crisis

Edited Collection – R2P, Syria and Humanitarianism in Crisis

A free edited volume bringing together the leading voices on R2P & humanitarian intervention to examine the doctrine’s validity in the context of Syria’s humanitarian emergency.

Obama, Syria and the Fading Unipolar Moment

Obama, Syria and the Fading Unipolar Moment

As the world watches the Obama Administration fumble its way through a decision about Syria, it is striking just how far the US has fallen in its relative place as a unipolar hegemon.

Chemical Weapons, the Red Line and Beyond: Evidence and Intransigence over Syria

Chemical Weapons, the Red Line and Beyond: Evidence and Intransigence over Syria

Many argue international intervention in Syria is now a foregone conclusion but what purpose would this serve and what effect would it have on the conflict and civilians on the ground?

The Fallacy of the Realist-Constructivist Dichotomy: A Rejoinder to Robert Murray

The Fallacy of the Realist-Constructivist Dichotomy: A Rejoinder to Robert Murray

Realism is not dead, but it is as problematic to treat the theory as IR’s “core set of ideas” as it is a fallacy to treat constructivism as a recognizable, distinct, and competing theory.

Interview – Terry Nardin

Interview – Terry Nardin

Professor Terry Nardin of the National University of Singapore answers your questions about humanitarian intervention, human rights, recent events in the Middle East and West Africa, and global justice.

Are They Intervening Yet? Power and Spillover in the Syrian Conflict

Are They Intervening Yet? Power and Spillover in the Syrian Conflict

Any question about whether the west should intervene in Syria is a fairly moot point when considering history. Although it may not be immediately recognisable, we have been intervening for some time.

Interview – Chris Brown

Interview – Chris Brown

Professor Brown answers reader questions about the theory-practice divide, non-Western political theory, the ongoing crisis in Syria, and challenges to the UN’s Responsibility to Protect (R2P) doctrine.

R2P and its Application to the Crisis in Mali

R2P and its Application to the Crisis in Mali

R2P offers itself as an attractive, all-encompassing alternative to those who want more emphasis on measures short of war. In Mali, it has a positive role to play in responding to human rights violations.

Review – Sword and Salve

Review – Sword and Salve

In this comprehensive study analyzing the interdependent dynamics between modern warfare and humanitarianism, the authors attempt to answer why humanitarianism is in a multi-level crisis.

Humanitarian Intervention and Geo-Politics: A Complicated Confluence

Humanitarian Intervention and Geo-Politics: A Complicated Confluence

The complicated confluence of humanitarian intervention and geo-political considerations require the Obama Administration to articulate and implement consistent, well thought through principles and values in Syria.

Intervention vs Non-Intervention in Syria: Assessing Costs and Benefits for the West

Intervention vs Non-Intervention in Syria: Assessing Costs and Benefits for the West

In the case of Syria, Western policymakers need to focus on, not whether to choose between intervention and non-intervention, but what sort of intervention will minimize costs and maximize benefits.

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