Tag: Humanitarian

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    “We are focusing on regime change, not just protecting the Libyan civilians, and that will likely prolong the war and increase the risk to the very civilians we’re purportedly there to protect,” says Gerard Powers, director of Catholic Peacebuilding Studies at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute. More

    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    Watch more of our conversation about Libya, humanitarian intervention, and the ethical questions being raised by NATO’s current military strategy.
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    June 10, 2011 | Comments

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    As debate grows over US involvement in NATO’s intervention in the Libyan civil war, watch an excerpt about Libya from our May 23 interview with the force commander of the UN Assistance Mission to Rwanda in 1993-1994 and the author of “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda.” More

    May 27, 2011 | Comments

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    Millions of women in the developing world suffer from obstetric fistulas and are outcasts in their societies, but a medical missionary from Australia has spent much of her life working to eradicate the condition. More

    May 13, 2011 | Comments

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    A Yale Law School professor considers what force should be used for in a just world and says intervening militarily to protect people being slaughtered by their own government is “an enormous break with America’s practice.” More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    In a new book called “The Violence of Peace: America’s Wars in the Age of Obama,” Yale Law School professor Stephen Carter ponders the vocabulary of just and unjust war and the significance of using the American military for humanitarian interventions. More

    April 15, 2011 | Comments

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    “If Libya is not clearly distinguished by extraordinary violence, then the president’s claim that protecting civilians is the primary purpose of intervening in Libya is very weak indeed.” More

    March 29, 2011 | Comments

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    No one should think that intervention in Libya will be easy or simple, writes religious studies professor Charles Mathewes. “Obama’s message to the nation was a reminder that he surely doesn’t.”
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    March 29, 2011 | Comments

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    “We don’t have an obligation to be everywhere for the very simple reason that we don’t have the capacity to be everywhere,” says William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. More

    March 25, 2011 | Comments

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    The challenge in Libya, according to director of policy studies David Cortright, is to “use just means in achieving the declared just ends.” More

    March 23, 2011 | Comments

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