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Title The Syria Dilemma / edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel
Published Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource (285 pages)
Series A Boston Review Book
Boston review book.
Contents Introduction. Why Syria matters / Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel -- Syria is not Iraq: why the legacy of the Iraq War keeps us from doing the right thing in Syria / Shadi Hamid -- Why there is no military solution to the Syrian conflict / Asli Bâli and Aziz Rana -- Bosnia and Syria: intervention then and now / Michael Ignatieff -- What should be done about the Syrian tragedy? / Richard Falk -- Anxiously anticipating a new dawn: voices of Syrian activists / Afra Jalabi -- Syria is not a problem from Hell--but if we don't act quickly, it will be / Anne-Marie Slaughter -- Supporting unarmed civil insurrection in Syria / Stephen Zunes -- A Syrian case for humanitarian intervention / Radwan Ziadeh -- Syria: the case for staggered decapitation / Tom Farer -- A humanitarian strategy focused on Syrian civilians / Mary Kaldor -- How to ease Syrian suffering / Kenneth Roth -- The last thing Syrians need is more arms going to either side / Charles Glass -- Syria is melting / Rafif Jouejati -- Shopping option C for Syria: against arming the rebels / Marc Lynch -- The price of inaction in Syria / Christoph Reuter; translated from the German by Ella Ornstein -- With or without us: why Syria's future is in its own hands / Fareed Zakaria -- The dangerous price of ignoring Syria / Vali Nasr -- Syria, savagery and self-determination: what the anti-interventionists are missing / Nader Hashemi -- From Dayton to Damascus / Christopher R. Hill -- Better Assad than Islamists? Why the "Argument from Islamism" is wrong / Thomas Pierret
Summary "The United States is on the brink of intervention in Syria, but the effect of any eventual American action is impossible to predict. The Syrian conflict has killed more than 100,000 people and displaced millions, yet most observers warn that the worst is still to come. And the international community cannot agree how respond to this humanitarian catastrophe. World leaders have repeatedly resolved not to let atrocities happen in plain view, but the legacy of the bloody and costly intervention in Iraq has left policymakers with little appetite for more military operations. So we find ourselves in the grip of a double burden: the urge to stop the bleeding in Syria, and the fear that attempting to do so would be Iraq redux. What should be done about the apparently intractable Syrian conflict? This book focuses on the ethical and political dilemmas at the heart of the debate about Syria and the possibility of humanitarian intervention in today's world. The contributors--Syria experts, international relations theorists, human rights activists, and scholars of humanitarian intervention--don't always agree, but together they represent the best political thinking on the issue."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-275, 281-285)
Notes Online resource; title from e-book title screen (JSTOR platform, viewed March 4, 2016)
Subject Peace-building -- International cooperation.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-
Form Electronic book
Author Hashemi, Nader, 1966- editor
Postel, Danny, editor
ISBN 0262317311 (electronic bk.)
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