New Post on Intervention and Prudence

For some reason my browser is playing up, but I’ve recently written something on Intervention and Prudence over at the Duck of Minerva and the Reading Politics Blog.

Bottom line: liberal military interventions can work, but should not be contemplated in a strategic vacuum, given the tendency of military actions to have perverse and unintententional consequences as well as desired ones. In the most recent case, attacking and overthrowing the Qaddafi regime may be promising for majority human rights in Libya, but for imprisoned and tortured black Africans, and for non-proliferation, the omens are bad.

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