Intervention: Shaping the Global Order

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Greenwood Publishing Group, 2003 - 279 من الصفحات

Intervention is a key concept for understanding global dynamics because of its presumed connection to international security. As the lone superpower, the United States, through military, economics, political, or diplomatic means, is largely responsible for structuring intervention choices--issues, debates, actions, and means--in the world community. Feste explores the implications of U.S. intervention in the unipolar framework by examining intervention policies, success, and failure in recent cases (the Gulf War, Panama, Haiti, Somalia, Rwanda, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Afghanistan), and learning experience outlined in alternative foreign policy doctrines. The U.S. intervention record during this period shows great variety in outcomes, not a patterned design nor a grand strategy. Most recent crises, she asserts, did not threaten world peace.

Post-Cold War U.S. intervention experience is compared with historical American involvement to understand when, where, why, and how often military contingents were sent abroad throughout the 20th century, alongside a timeline of intervention opportunities--defined as domestic and civil uprising in countries throughout the world--since the end of World War II. Among her conclusions: The United States has intervened for a variety of reasons--oil, terrorism, humanitarian assistance--but one factor, bad leadership in the target state, stands out. The United States increasingly, though not always, has turned to a multilateral strategy for intervention--seeking UN support, participating in multinational peacekeeping operations. The variety of intrastate crises and intervention responses coupled with superpower global obligations and the unipolar world structure means intervention will continue as a signficant, defining feature of international politics in the future.

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Global Structure and American Intervention
1
World Perspectives and American Intervention
31
Policy Perspectives on American Intervention
51
Foreign Policy Doctrines on American Intervention
73
American Intervention PostCold War Cases
103
American Intervention Evolving Opportunities
147
American Intervention Evolving Trends
177
Intervention Impact An Assessment
217
Bibliography
249
Index
271
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الصفحة 78 - I believe that it must be the policy of the United States to support free peoples who are resisting attempted subjugation by armed minorities or by outside pressures. I believe that we must assist free peoples to work out their own destinies in their own way.
الصفحة 14 - Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter; but this principle shall not prejudice the application of enforcement measures under Chapter VII.
الصفحة 78 - The seeds of totalitarian regimes are nurtured by misery and want. They spread and grow in the evil soil of poverty and strife. They reach their full growth when the hope of a people for a better life has died. We must keep that hope alive.
الصفحة 78 - Collapse of free institutions and loss of independence would be disastrous not only for them but for the world. Discouragement and possibly failure would quickly be the lot of neighboring peoples striving to maintain their freedom and independence. Should we fail to aid Greece and Turkey in this fateful hour, the effect will be far-reaching to the West as well as to the East.
الصفحة 78 - Meanwhile, the Greek Government is unable to cope with the situation. The Greek army is small and poorly equipped. It needs supplies and equipment if it is to restore authority to the government throughout Greek territory. Greece must have assistance if it is to become a self-supporting and self-respecting democracy.
الصفحة 85 - The battle against Communism must be joined in Southeast Asia with strength and determination to achieve success there — or the United States, inevitably, must surrender the Pacific and take up our defenses on our own shores.
الصفحة 14 - Also, no State shall organize, assist, foment, finance, incite or tolerate subversive, terrorist or armed activities directed towards the violent overthrow of the regime of another State, or interfere in civil strife in another State.
الصفحة 14 - Declaration on the Inadmissibility of Intervention in the Domestic Affairs of States and the Protection of their Independence and Sovereignty...
الصفحة 78 - We shall not realize our objectives, however, unless we are willing to help free peoples to maintain their free institutions and their national integrity against aggressive movements that seek to impose upon them totalitarian regimes.

حول المؤلف (2003)

KAREN A. FESTE is Associate Professor, Graduate School of International Studies and Director, Conflict Resolution Program, University of Denver. Among her earlier publications are Plans for Peace: Negotiation and the Arab-Israeli Conflict (Greenwood Press, 1991) and Expanding the Frontiers: Superpower Intervention in the Cold War (Praeger, 1992).

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