In the late 1990s NATO dropped bombs and supported armed insurgencies in Yugoslavia while insisting that its motives were purely humanitarian and that its only goal was peace. However, George Szamuely argues that NATO interventions actually prolonged conflicts, heightened enmity, increased casualties, and fueled demands for more interventions.
Eschewing the one-sided approach adopted by previous works on the Yugoslavian crisis, Szamuely offers a broad overview of the conflict, its role in the rise of NATO’s authority, and its influence on Western policy on the Balkans. His timely, judicious, and accessible study sheds new light on the roots of the contemporary doctrine of humanitarian intervention.
|Publisher:||Amsterdam University Press|
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About the Author
George Szamuely is a senior research fellow in the Global Policy Institute at London Metropolitan University. He has worked as an editor and editorial writer at the Times (UK), the Times Literary Supplement, and the National Law Journal.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Destroying Countries for Fun and for Profit
Chapter 2 In Search of the Good War
Chapter 3 Humanitarianism v. Peacemaking
Chapter 4 Humanitarianism Fulfilled: The Unsafe Areas
Chapter 5 The Denial of Sovereignty
Chapter 6 The Set-Up
Chapter 7 Standing up to Goliath
Chapter 8 Conclusion: First Do No Harm