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Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

Revisiting ‘Responsibility to Protect’ after Libya and Syria

R2P contains glaring theoretical drawbacks and its practice by Western powers creates the scope for a mix up of humanitarian concerns with their strategic interests.

Syria and the Dawn of a New Era

Syria and the Dawn of a New Era

The Syrian crisis marks the beginning of a new era of multi-polarity; one which will be characterised by the spectacle of divisive and competitive power politics.

Rationality and R2P: Unfriendly Bedfellows

Rationality and R2P: Unfriendly Bedfellows

The largest obstacles to consistent implementation and enforcement of R2P remain its flawed epistemological foundations and the enduring nature of the international system.

Syria and the Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

Syria and the Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention

The human suffering in the Syrian crisis since February 2011 is, above all, a tragedy for the Syrian people, but also demonstrably a crisis of international intervention.

R2P in Syria: Regional Dimensions

R2P in Syria: Regional Dimensions

Regional dynamics have played a critical role in the response to the civil war in Syria. They will continue to dominate attempts to move forward with a political solution.

Syria Teaches Us Little About Questions of Military Intervention

Syria Teaches Us Little About Questions of Military Intervention

To some, the international response to the Syrian crisis has meant the end of the R2P. But the lack of intervention in Syria teaches us little about the intervention norm.

From R2P to RANP: Sri Lanka and ‘Responsibility After Not Protecting’

From R2P to RANP: Sri Lanka and ‘Responsibility After Not Protecting’

After a failure to fulfil R2P obligations, there remains a ‘Responsibility After Not Protecting’. The value of this concept can be seen in the example of Sri Lanka.

Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Syria and the Responsibility to Protect

Syria has thrown up challenges, but not thrown out the R2P. There is an interest in clarifying the norm to prevent misuse but no demand to rescind the norm.

After Syria, Whither R2P?

After Syria, Whither R2P?

The response to the Syria crisis shames the international community. But it does not mean that we have heard the death knell of the responsibility to protect.

The Case for Criteria: Moving R2P Forward after the Arab Spring

The Case for Criteria: Moving R2P Forward after the Arab Spring

Criteria exist for intervention in R2P, but what is needed is a more explicit acceptance of those criteria and an interpretation of them that is most morally judicious.

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