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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.

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.

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Is Obama’s Foreign Policy Different From George W. Bush’s?

Obama’s successes have come when he has followed the policies of the Bush administration. His failures have come when he has attempted to implement his own initiatives.

UNSC and ICC Patern(al)ship in the Praxis of the R2P: Insights from Darfur and Libya

UNSC and ICC Patern(al)ship in the Praxis of the R2P: Insights from Darfur and Libya

Questions must be raised about ostensible judicial activism and impropriety; the putative independence of the ICC in relation to the UNSC and, the direct involvement of the ICC in active conflicts especially in African states.

Rethinking International Intervention

Rethinking International Intervention

Less coercive forms of intervention have been relatively neglected by politicians and academics. The case of Syria clearly demonstrates the pitfalls of this approach.

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

What Can Be Done in Response to the Crisis in Syria?

The best response to the crisis in Syria is the deployment of a UN peacekeeping force to oversee an inclusive political process for a new Syrian constitution.

Syrians Are Paying the Price of NATO Excesses in Libya

Syrians Are Paying the Price of NATO Excesses in Libya

The China–Russia veto does not prove the irrelevance of the UN Security Council. Rather, it proves that the politics of the Security Council must be got right before an R2P military intervention; and the political equilibrium should be maintained during the operation.

Three lessons from the Arab Spring

Three lessons from the Arab Spring

Local leaders, activists, and regional and international organisations have a responsibility to make sure that these revolutions do not just result in a different brand of self-serving rulers.

Edited Collection – The Responsibility to Protect

Edited Collection – The Responsibility to Protect

With contributions from many of the world’s most respected experts, this compendium draws attention to the points of contention highlighted by the Libyan intervention.

Libya: The End of Intervention

Libya: The End of Intervention

Without Western responsibility for the outcome of the intervention in Libya and without any transformative promise, Western powers were strengthened morally and politically through their actions, whereas in Bosnia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq, they were humbled and often humiliated.

Is al Qaeda on the Wrong Side of History?

Is al Qaeda on the Wrong Side of History?

The Arab Spring’s impact on the Global Jihad Movement is ironic. Al Qaeda, its associated groups and home-grown cells are no longer the agents of change. In the eyes of the people, this most powerful grouping of violent entities remains marginalized.

Was the International Intervention in Libya a Success?

Was the International Intervention in Libya a Success?

The UN-mandated intervention in Libya is now officially at an end. Perhaps only time will tell whether Libya turns out to have been a great case of international intervention or something rather less.

Intervention in the Internal Affairs of States

Intervention in the Internal Affairs of States

The moral imperative to intervene in a nation’s internal affairs where acts of genocide are threatened is a powerful one. That the UN is eager to push the doctrine of R2P and to re-define sovereignty to permit intervention in a state’s internal affairs is testimony to the fact that the Charter does not provide that legal authority. It should.

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