In determining how they should react to internal crises in other countries, the nations of the world need to answer three questions: “First, under what conditions should international actors intervene in internal conflicts?… When international action is required, which international actors should take the lead and who should participate in these operations? … [And third,] What are the best ways of carrying out international interventions in internal conflicts?”
Humanitarian Intervention: The Lessons Learned
Chantal de Jonge Oudraat is an associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a member of the executive board of Women in International Security. This article is adapted from “Intervention in Internal Conflicts: Legal and Political Conundrums,” Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (Washington D.C.: August 2000).
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Chantal de Jonge Oudraat; Humanitarian Intervention: The Lessons Learned. Current History 1 December 2000; 99 (641): 419–429. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/curh.2000.99.641.419
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