Post Tagged with: "intervention"

Protecting People

Protecting People

The world is more likely to respond to human protection crises today than it once was, but as Syria shows we are nowhere close to solving the problem of human insecurity.

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Humanitarian Intervention in Libya: Not Clash of Civilizations

Hans Koechler’s claim that the NATO intervention in Libya supported Huntington’s Clash of Civilizations is problematic and has the potential to derail future UN sanctioned interventions.

How War Weary Are We?

How War Weary Are We?

The Iraq and Afghanistan wars have made the U.S. public war weary, which is constraining Obama’s efforts to mobilize support for a strike against the Assad regime. But, how accurate is this picture?

Interview – Michael Walzer

Interview – Michael Walzer

Professor Walzer answers reader questions about intervention in Syria, just war in the age of drones, preventing genocide and mass atrocities, and Israel-Palestine peace negotiations.

Justifying Violence: Communicative Ethics and the Use of Force in Kosovo

Justifying Violence: Communicative Ethics and the Use of Force in Kosovo

Communicative ethics is not about passing moral judgement on the use of force in Kosovo, but rather of demonstrating legitimacy shortcomings by identifying constraints on communicative practices.

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.

Much Ado About Killer Robots

Much Ado About Killer Robots

The spectre of Killer Robots is haunting the world. However, it is by no means clear what they are. Humans have not needed much persuasion to kill. Are robots really any worse?

Unpacking Rwanda’s Involvement in DR Congo and the International Response

Unpacking Rwanda’s Involvement in DR Congo and the International Response

Censuring Rwanda for its involvement in DR Congo could put its prominent UN peacekeeping contributions at risk. Rwanda has shown some willingness to negotiate a withdrawal of M23 from Goma.

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.

US Intervention in the “Arab Spring”

US Intervention in the “Arab Spring”

US intervention in the Arab world is still predicated on the same foundations that determined the courses of US foreign policy during the Cold War. With the Arab Spring, US intervention is likely to continue and expand.

Fighting Intervention or Fighting Imperialism?

Fighting Intervention or Fighting Imperialism?

Many progressives have unwittingly accepted the Arab Spring narrative in Syria. More scepticism is required because without this ‘intervention’ cannot ever be justified.

NATO in Afghanistan: There and Back Again

NATO in Afghanistan: There and Back Again

By invading Afghanistan, NATO took both political and moral responsibility for its future. It is possible that, at the end of the transition process, NATO will fail its test of responsibility

International Efforts to Counter Al-Shabaab

International Efforts to Counter Al-Shabaab

While foreign forces in Somalia that oppose al-Shabaab can help degrade its capacity, they cannot defeat al-Shabaab any more than al-Shabaab and its foreign jihadis can defeat the forces aligned against them.

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