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October 12, 2012 | Applying Moscow's Take on Responsibility to Protect to Syria

Nikolay Shevchenko: The Syrian crisis marks the ultimate test for the responsibility to protect norm. The inability of the UN Security Council to reach a timely consensus does not only harm Syrians, but weakens the concept that shields populations from crimes against humanity. Instead of criticizing the vetoing of resolutions, Western powers must persuade Russia and China to propose their own visions of the norm.

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June 11, 2012 | Legitimizing Syrian Intervention

Ramin Daniel Rezai: The international community is under immense pressure to deal with Syria, as al-Assad and his regime continue to use brute force against their citizens. Because diplomacy and sanctions have yet to show success, the best guarantee to stopping the loss of life is a legitimate, but illegal armed intervention in Syria.

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February 1, 2012 | A New Approach to 21st Century Governance

Ashley Diane Herzovi: The United Nations should repurpose the Trusteeship Council to oversee states with long-term issues of self-governance due to conflict that are thus unable to provide basic human necessities to their constituents. This action would allow the UN to contribute to long-term governance solutions.

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March 23, 2011 | Our Responsibility to Protect?

Line Holmung: Faced with mass violence in Libya, there is an urgent need for the international community to clarify the meaning of the “international responsibiltiy to protect.” Despite UN action, it remains unclear who will carry the actual international burden.

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