Author profile: Rodger Shanahan

Libya Was Easy

Libya Was Easy

Libya was easy, but Syria is hard. The question this time is whether the architects of R2P envisaged both types of scenarios when they came up with the concept.

R2P: Seeking Perfection in an Imperfect World

R2P: Seeking Perfection in an Imperfect World

While the development of R2P as a concept has been the preserve of international relations theoreticians (albeit ones with large amounts of practical experience), its implementation rests on the practitioners of the day. And these practitioners deal in the world of realpolitik with all of its inconsistencies, relativities and competing national interests.

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