Can military power save strangers

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This paper focuses on the question of whose military power can make a positive difference for the global civilian. On the one hand, it focuses on whether the international power should have representative legitimacy to speak and act in the name of humanity or is it simply more important for the international power to have the capacity and power to do the job. On the other hand, this paper will answer the question of whether intervention should be based on local effort that the international power contributes to, or should it be focused on an effort by the international power to oppose the local atrocity criminals with whom one cannot collaborate with.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCentre for Geopolitics, University of Cambridge, Centre for Grand Strategy, King’s College London, and the Global Responsibility to Protect journal
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sept 2021


  • military power
  • intervention
  • R2P
  • Responsibility to Protect
  • Battle-Related Deaths
  • state fragility

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Political Science and International Relations


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