The Responsibility to Protect: An emerging tool of foreign policy

In recent years, America has been covering the emergence of the international doctrine known as the "responsibility to protect," or R2P. This is a selection of articles, editorials and Podcasts on the topic.

Next Steps in Syria, Podcast, George A. Lopez (June 20, 2013)

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Lessons from Libya, Thomas G. Weiss (March 19, 2012)

From Libya to Syria, Podcast, Thomas G. Weiss (March 19, 2012)

Humanitarian Laws Essential, Vatican Says, Signs of the Times (Nov. 28, 2011)

Libyan Freedom, The Editors (Sept. 12, 2011)

'We Are Dying and the World is Watching,' Signs of the Times (July 4, 2011)

Responsibility to Protect Doctrine is Tested in Libya, Kevin Clarke (March 29, 2011)

The State's Duty to Protect, George M. Anderson (Aug. 17, 2009)

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Carlos Orozco
6 years 7 months ago
What does this phony "Responsability to Protect" NWO doctrine have to do with the Christian doctrine of "Just War".? Very little, if anything ata all. I would expect this kind of propaganda from cable news channels, not from a Catholic publication.

Where do you get the idea that intervening in Libya was a success? It certainly was for the international banksters, and giant Western oil corporations. Al-Qaeda can also call it a success: their black flag proudly flies over Libyian cities and sharia law is being implemented. It was heart breaking to see the CIA remember it's bastard Islamic extremist organization. I suppose the relationship was almost as cozy as when they fought the Soviets in Afghanistan.

What's this rubish about foreign intervention used as a "tool of foreign policy"? When did Americans give up their Constitution and transfered power to declare war (stop playing semantics and call things by name) from Congress to the United Nations? Where are anti-war and human-rights Catholics when Emperor Obama can start wars and have drones blow up American citizens without trial?

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