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Posts Tagged / Selectivity, Misuse and Abuse

  • Jul 19 / 2016
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Asia-Pacific

Indonesia as an Emerging Peacekeeping Power: Norm Revisionist or Pragmatic Provider?

Indonesia is frequently mentioned as an emerging player in United Nations (UN) peacekeeping, but its role has been understudied compared to other emerging powers. Drawing on interviews with foreign and defence ministry officials, and independent analysts in Jakarta, as well as statements by Indonesian representatives in the UN and other forums, this article makes three [...]

  • Jul 17 / 2016
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North America

Dr Barack versus President Obama

New Delhi, March 14 – Barack Obama‘s foreign policy, like the main character in Robert Louis Stevenson’s classic novella The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, reflects a moral duality that has befuddled friends and enemies alike and will complicate the evolving world order. As Dr Barack, deeply influenced by the 20th century Christian [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Europe

Don’t count on the EU to protect us. Nato will do that

European countries lack a collective will Last Friday marked the 25th anniversary of a well-planned, strategically competent defeat of Saddam Hussein that led to the liberation of Kuwait. In 2011, we witnessed a feebly planned and strategically myopic campaign against the Gaddafi regime. The specious alteration of the mission from a “responsibility to protect” to [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Uncategorized

How to rid the world of genocide

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Gareth Evans, a former Australian foreign minister and president of the International Crisis Group, co-chaired the International Commission on Intervention and State Sovereignty, [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe

No nation should fight global atrocities alone

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Ramesh Thakur is a professor in the Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University and author of ” The Responsibility to Protect: Norms, Laws [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Middle East

Syria is a failure of commitment, not principle

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Alex J. Bellamy is director of the Asia-Pacific Centre for the Responsibility to Protect. The Responsibility to Protect is a disarmingly simple principle. Agreed to in [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Uncategorized

Is the international community failing to protect vulnerable civilians?

In 2011, popular uprisings against repressive leaders were sweeping the Arab world. In Libya, then-President Moammar Gaddafi responded to challenges of his rule quickly and brutally — by attacking protesters and targeting citizens, threatening to “cleanse Libya house by house.” The United Nations sprang into action: Its Security Council authorized military intervention and a NATO-led force carried [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Middle East

An Open Letter to Ban Ki-moon

By Richard Falk Dear Mr. Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations, Having read of the vicious attacks on you for venturing some moderate, incontestable criticisms of Israel’s behavior, I understand well the discomfort you clearly feel. Not since the Richard Goldstone chaired the group that released the report detailing apparent Israeli war crimes during [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East, North America

How humanitarian intervention makes protecting the innocent more difficult

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. James P. Rudolph is an attorney in California and Washington, D.C. He has worked for the U.S. Agency for International Development as a democracy officer [...]

  • Jul 14 / 2016
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Africa, Middle East

Terrorism or genocide? We should be fighting both.

Each week, In Theory takes on a big idea in the news and explores it from a range of perspectives. This week we’re talking about the Responsibility to Protect doctrine. Need a primer? Catch up here. Karen Attiah is deputy digital editor for The Washington Post’s Opinions section. The international norm of Responsibility to Protect – R2P for short — was [...]