Intervention after Iraq

Ending Tyranny in Iraq [Full Text] 07/13/05
President George W. Bush surprised many observers in his second inaugural address when he promised to oppose tyranny and oppression, and this in a world not always willing or ready to join in that fight. Humanitarian intervention is again on the forefront of world politics.
Author(s): Fernando R. Tesón

Humanitarian Imperialism: Response to "Ending Tyranny in Iraq" [Full Text] 07/13/05
Tesón's “humanitarian rationales” for the war in Iraq strain the traditional understanding of humanitarian intervention: The first, that the war was fought to overthrow a tyrant. The second, that it was a defense strategy establishing democratic regimes peacefully, but by force if necessary.
Author(s): Terry Nardin

Of Tyrants and Empires: Reply to Terry Nardin [Full Text] 07/13/05
"If being a humanitarian imperialist means advocating that the hegemon use its might to advance freedom, human rights, and democracy, then I am a humanitarian imperialist."
Author(s): Fernando R. Tesón

Responsibility to Protect or Trojan Horse? The Crisis in Darfur and Humanitarian Intervention after Iraq [Excerpt] 07/13/05
What does the world’s engagement with the unfolding crisis in Darfur tell us about the impact of the Iraq war on the norm of humanitarian intervention? Is a global consensus about a "responsibility to protect" more or less likely? There are at least three potential answers to these questions.
Author(s): Alex J. Bellamy

Toward a Realist Ethics of Intervention [Excerpt] 07/13/05
"In this article, I explore the possibilities for developing a realist-informed normative framework for humanitarian intervention in the context of the post–September 11 international concern with transnational threats."
Author(s): Michael Wesley

Against the New Internationalism [Full Text] 07/13/05
Burke sees the challenges facing international society after the invasion of Iraq: During global demonstrations against the war, a young woman stands against a row of police holding a placard upon which she has written a question: “Perpetual war for perpetual peace?”
Author(s): Anthony Burke

Against the New Utopianism: Response to "Against the New Internationalism" [Full Text] 07/13/05
There is much that is interesting in Anthony Burke's essay. Unfortunately, Burke is unable to resist hyperbolic language and too readily substitutes rhetorical onslaught for compelling argument.
Author(s): Jean Bethke Elshtain

For a Cautious Utopianism: Reply To Jean Bethke Elshtain [Full Text] 07/13/05
Burke thanks Professor Elshtain for her response "and the editors for inviting me to make some clarifications and engage in what is emerging as a profound normative dispute about the underlying hopes and worldview of 'just war' thinkers and various post-Kantian tendencies."
Author(s): Anthony Burke

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