I should have added that this doctrine goes by the
name of 'human security.' It main tenet is that
international politics should not concentrate on the
affairs of state but on the security of the person. I
ahve also heard it called 'soft power.'
--- Tom Gray <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> --- Carrol Cox <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> > ... What right
> > does any nation have to dictate the internal
> > (including weapons
> > program) of any other sovereign nation?
> By the right of any institution that wishes to
> the world from a great evil. Respect for
> does not have to extend to the acceptance of either
> internal or external atrocities. This has been
> accepted by the iinternational community in the
> of the former Yugoslavia and Somalia.
> The only argument now concerns the insititution that
> is capable of authorizing such action. Some make the
> case that this can only be the United Nations.
> since the UN was not able to make a decision in
> Yugoslaia because of the opposition of Russia and
> China to any action, NATO (i.e. the US) decided to
> take action unilaterally in Kosovo. This led to the
> incident of the stand off between Russian and
> troops for control of an airport there.
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