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U.S. Needs to be R2P’d

U.S. Needs to be R2P’d

Writing for the Guardian, and re-posted at AlterNet, Henry Porter makes the case that the scale of gun violence in America renders it, in effect, a civil war. Figures, especially if they’re staggering, can render us none. But the way Porter has framed the number of...

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The Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention (Revisited)

The Crisis of Humanitarian Intervention (Revisited)

Supporters of the impending U.S. strike on Syria claim that it is necessary to punish the Assad regime for using chemical weapons on its citizens and to prevent it from further employing them.  The situation, says Washington, calls for “humanitarian intervention.” ...

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President Obama’s Bush Moment?

President Obama’s Bush Moment?

President Obama has really put himself in a bind with this red line on Syria. As his call to action escalates following President Bashar al-Assad’s probable use of chemical weapons against thousands of his own people last week, it seems likely that the U.S. will make...

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