Tag: Military Intervention

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    “What we have to do is make sure that we approach this in a comprehensive manner: socially, economically and with partners on the ground,” says Haris Tarin, Washington office director of the Muslim Public Affairs Council. More

    September 12, 2014 | Comments

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    “It is only the threat of force that has brought the Syrians to this point, a point that they’ve resisted for decades,” says Brookings Institution senior fellow William Galston. “So it is unrealistic to forswear the use of force unless and until an agreement can be reached.” More

    September 13, 2013 | Comments

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    “I think the missile strike doesn’t do the most essential thing, which is saving the people of Syria. And we could do more if we spent the money we’re spending on bombs on caring for the refugees,” says Father Drew Christiansen. More

    September 6, 2013 | Comments

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    “Is there just cause and right intention? Yes, there’s a grave public evil with a chemical weapons attack. But on criteria of last resort, proportional response, probability of success, this strike idea really falls short of the mark.” More

    August 30, 2013 | Comments

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    Does the US have a duty to act? Is it possible to somehow intervene in Syria and still do more good than harm? “Nothing is certain in human affairs,” says this political and moral philosopher. More

    March 16, 2012 | Comments

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    "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."

    March 14, 2012 | Comments

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    The Southern Baptists try to broaden their appeal, the Catholic Bishops maintain their sex abuse policy, and the White House defends the US military mission in Libya. More

    June 17, 2011 | Comments

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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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    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

    June 7, 2011 | Comments

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