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First Do No Harm: Humanitarian Intervention and the Destruction of Yugoslavia
In "First Do No Harm", David Gibbs raises basic questions about the humanitarian interventions that have played a key role in U.S. foreign policy for the past twenty years. Using a wide range ofExpand
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The United Nations, international peacekeeping and the question of ‘impartiality’: revisiting the Congo operation of 1960
  • D. N. Gibbs
  • Political Science
  • The Journal of Modern African Studies
  • 1 September 2000
This paper analyses peacekeeping impartiality, i.e. the extent to which peacekeepers act in the interests of international peace and security, rather than the interests of specific states or otherExpand
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Realpolitik and humanitarian intervention: The case of Somalia
This article examines factors that motivate major powers to participate in humanitarian interventions, with a case study of US intervention in Somalia during the period 1992-93. Two potentialExpand
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The Political Economy of Third World Intervention
Interventionism—the manipulation of the internal politics of one country by another—has long been a feature of international relations. The practice shows no signs of abating, despite the recentExpand
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Free at Last? U. S. Policy toward Africa and the End of the Cold War@@@The Political Economy of Third World Intervention: Mines, Money, and U. S. Policy in the Congo Crisis@@@U. S. Economic Policy
With the end of the Cold War, the United States has an unprecedented opportunity to create a new policy toward Africa freed from the constraints of East-West geopolitics. In "Free at Last?", MichaelExpand
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Pretexts and US foreign policy: the war on terrorism in historical perspective
This article analyzes the way that US foreign policy élites have used pretexts to manage public opinion. Policymakers, it is argued, often seize upon threatening external events, and use these eventsExpand
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Secrecy and International Relations
This article analyzes the question of information control and how it influences the conduct and the study of international relations. Three theories are advanced as possible explanations for secrecy:Expand
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Sigmund Freud as a theorist of government secrecy
This chapter argues that the psychological theories of Sigmund Freud provide a useful methodology for the study of government secrecy. The chapter makes two specific points. First, Freud viewed theExpand
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The Political Economy of Third World Intervention: Mines, Money, and U. S. Policy in the Congo Crisis
Interventionism the manipulation of the internal politics of one country by another has long been a feature of international relations. The practice shows no signs of abating, despite the recentExpand
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Is peacekeeping a new form of imperialism
Phyllis Bennis, Calling the Shots: How Washington Dominates Today's U.N., New York: Olive Branch Press, 1996. Pp.272. US$17.95. ISBN 1–56656–206–6.
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