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Evaluating the politics of humanitarian military interventions in complex emergencies: reflections from the case of Somalia

Viloria, Jose


This paper seeks to analyse questions regarding the politics of military action, which has sometimes been described as humanitarian in purpose in the period since the cold war. Special attention shall be given to the United States (US) since it is the foremost country in military interventions. The military intervention in Somalia shall be cited as a case example in this study, which may bring insights on why the US committed itself to the Somali crisis in 1992. Using this example, I shall...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Working/Technical Paper


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