- What's Wrong With Preventive War? The Moral and Legal Basis for the Use of Preventive Force [Abstract]
The question of the legitimacy of preventive war has been at the center of the debate about the proper response to terrorism and the legitimacy of the Iraq War.
- Ending Tyranny in Iraq [Full Text]
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.
- Interim Imposition [Full Text]
Can a disastrous policy of illegally invading and occupying a distant country without a legitimate casus belli nevertheless have some good as its unintended consequence? Yes, but one should not generally count on it.
- The Human Rights of the Sukan Al-ahwar (Marsh Arabs of Iraq)
According to Baroness Nicholson, the Saddam regime's crimes against the Marsh Arabs from 1991 to 2003 constitute an incontrovertible case of genocide, which is in its turn "a 'macrocosm' of the constant military and secret police assaults against the Shi'a majority of Iraq."
- Sanctions as Punishment, Enforcement, and Prelude to Further Action [Abstract]
This article looks at some major goals that have been set for sanctions and evaluates how effective sanctions have been at reaching those goals. It also examines the costs of sanctions, i.e., the impact on civilians and on international support for sanctions.
- Moral Choice and the Iran-Iraq Conflict [Abstract]
In this analysis of the Iran-Iraq war, Sick asserts that two major naturally wealthy regional powers consciously chose to forego diplomatic means to resolve their disputes.
- Andrew Arato
Andrew Arato is Dorothy Hirshon Professor in Political and Social Theory at the New School for Social Research.