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The Syria Dilemma / edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel.

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Cambridge, Mass. ; London, England : The MIT Press, [2013]
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1 online resource (285 pages).
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A Boston Review Book
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Subjects:
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-.
Peace-building -- International cooperation.
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.
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OCLC-licensed vendor bibliographic record.
Contributor:
Hashemi, Nader, 1966- editor.
Postel, Danny, editor.
ISBN:
9780262317313
0262317311
9781461943181
1461943183
9780262317320
026231732X
9780262317337
0262317338
9780262026833
026202683X
OCLC:
857969010
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Restricted for use by site license.