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Syria and ''The Responsibility to Protect''

Weighing the Arguments

The international community has accepted, in principle, the responsibility to protect people from suffering at the hands of their own governments. The decision to intervene in a conflict, however, cannot be taken by simply assessing facts. Counter-factual considerations matter very much. By Henning MelberMore