Joshua S. Goldstein

Snapshot
Jon Western and Joshua S. Goldstein

If the 2011 intervention in Libya revived the responsibility to protect (R2P), the lack of intervention in Syria has seemed to bury it. But the doctrine was never meant as a panacea and could still work in future contexts, especially if decoupled from regime change.

Essay
Nov/Dec
2011
Jon Western and Joshua S. Goldstein

Despite the fall of the Qaddafi regime in Libya, humanitarian intervention still has plenty of critics. But their targets are usually the early, ugly missions of the 1990s. Since then -- as Libya has shown -- the international community has learned its lessons and grown much more adept at using military force to save lives.

Capsule Review
Nov/Dec
2011
G. John Ikenberry

This book argues that war in general is on the decline.