Military Humanitarian Intervention: The Shock Doctrine Applied to Syria

Antiwar literary and philosophical selections

Foreign Policy in Focus
February 14, 2014
 

Military Humanitarian Intervention: The Shock Doctrine Applied to Syria

What’s needed in Syria is not military intervention, but a global peace offensive.

By Rob Prince

Syria(Note: Rob Prince teaches at the Korbel School of International Studies. Although tangentially, he has been associated with the University of Denver’s Center for Middle East Studies and has participated in a number of its public forums, including on the Syrian crisis. Compelled to respond to the February 11, 2014 op-ed in the New York Times by colleagues, Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel, he critiques their arguments and makes alternative suggestions for ending the Syrian impasse.)

At a moment when the only viable path open to resolving the Syrian conflict lies in a negotiated settlement between the Assad government and the legitimate opposition, two colleagues at the University of Denver’s Korbel School of International Studies, Nader Hashemi and Danny…

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