In light of the recent developments in Syria and the apparently imminent US military intervention, the blog will take a short break from its relatively academic style and its thematic focus in order to brainstorm and share some thoughts on the broader picture of what is happening in the geopolitical arena of the region. Dangerous Double Standards Bashar al-Assad has reportedly used chemical weapons to attack, essentially, his own people. The first, logically obvious question is why would Assad essentially...
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Foreign opinion In this special interview for the Russian International Affairs Council Professor Michael Doyle analyses the practical dilemmas of humanitarian interventions in the examples of NATO’s military intervention in Libya and the international response to the Syrian civil war. He discusses the circumstances under which intervention is permissible; whether regional organizations have the right to authorize military intervention; and what should be done to improve ...
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