Responsibility to Protect

The Responsibility to Protect in 2020: Thinking Beyond the UN Security Council

Samuel Jarvis • Jun 19 2020 • Articles
The break down in multilateralism forces us to think more expansively about how protection and prevention initiatives can be delivered and supported.

Opinion – The Rise of Mercenarism: Avoiding International Accountability

Oana-Cosmina Mihalache • May 1 2020 • Articles
Mercenaries provide a semi-permanent stronghold in Libya for acting as substitutes for those times when countries cannot rely on their national armies.

Interview – Courtney J. Fung

E-International Relations • Jan 20 2020 • Features
Courtney Fung discusses change and the drivers of change in the state system, China's role in the UN and internationally, as well as China's goals compared to India's.

Interview – Lucy Scott

E-International Relations • Jul 17 2019 • Features
Lucy Scott tells us about her PhD research on the British military intervention in Sierra Leone, the legacy of the intervention and gives her advice to young scholars.

Interview – Kate Ferguson

E-International Relations • May 8 2019 • Features
Kate Ferguson talks to us about identity-based violence, the rise in mass-atrocities, the effectiveness of R2P, and the relationship between academia and policy-making.

Humanitarian Intervention: Alive and Kicking

Phil Cole • Nov 29 2018 • Articles
When it comes to military action to prevent mass atrocity crimes, it seems that key players in international politics have abandoned the Responsibility to Protect (R2P).

The Responsibility to Protect Has Turned into a Strategic Mistake

Dan G. Cox and Bruce Stanley • Oct 1 2018 • Articles
R2P has become a strategic conundrum that is being abused by powerful nations to further their own self-interest while it could become a drain on other economies.

Is Climate Change a Threat Multiplier? R2P and Environmental Disasters

Stefanie Fishel • Apr 24 2018 • Articles
R2P’s expanded notion of sovereignty as responsibility may be flexible enough to add to effective climate change response, but it cannot address the long term ecological crises we face.

10th Anniversary Interview – Stephen Hopgood

E-International Relations • Dec 4 2017 • Features
To celebrate E-IR’s 10th anniversary we asked some of our existing interviewees two further questions reflecting on the last decade in International Relations.

The Effect of the Intervention in Libya on the International Debate about Syria

Jonathan Pugh • Nov 9 2017 • Essays
The intervention in Libya was seen by non-Western states as a dangerous legal precedent undermining the status state sovereignty had been given under international law.

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