"For weeks the newspapers have included articles about the mounting deaths and suffering of ordinary Syrians. These articles implicitly pronounce a familiar imperative: something must be done. But in the face of this imperative, we are compelled by another: force is justified only where there is reasonable hope of doing more good than harm."
“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
Watch excerpts from our recent interview with the author of “Shake Hands with the Devil: The Failure of Humanity in Rwanda” and “They Fight Like Soldiers, They Die Like Children: The Global Quest to Eradicate the Use of Child Soldiers.” More
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