Tagged: interventionism

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Toward a norm of humanitarian intervention

by Creon Critic Several senior diplomats warn of genocide and, at minimum, crimes against humanity. Their concerns are corroborated by defecting military personnel, pilots and naval officers, who tell of orders to target civilians....

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The new anti-war right

I’d like to believe that Jack Hunter is right, but the more I think about it the more I think that the conservative base in this country, barring some cataclysmic event, will never be...

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defining American interests

Stranger things have happened, but this is still worth noting.  It turns out that a slim majority of Republicans now believe [pdf] that it is not America’s responsibility to “actively promote democracy around the...

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Economic Interventionism

Mark raises an interesting point: Finally, I’d put an end to the concept of economic or diplomatic sanctions as a meaningful manner of achieving most diplomatic ends (the exception being targeted sanctions solely intended to...

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the democracy fallacy

Here’s a line of reasoning I simply can’t follow: The Islamic world is nothing like the Western world.  We have few, if any, of the same values and virtually no historical commonality save our...

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Idealism with a Sword

Scott, remarking on the improving conditions in Iraq, asks: If this is a trend that continues and increasingly results in a lowering of violence that both adds to the stability of Iraq and enables...