On justifying military intervention in Syria
in The Norman Geras Reader
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This is a short article which was originally published on 'Normblog' in 2013. Geras here speaks of how Washington and other Western powers, including Britain, were considering military action against Syria on account of the regime's apparent use of chemical weapons against Syrian civilians. The article focuses on three types of issues that are centrally involved in the debate whether such action be justified: whether there is a basis in international law for military intervention; whether it is likely to do any good; and whether it might be merited in any case on retributive grounds.

The Norman Geras Reader

‘What’s there is there’

Editors: Ben Cohen and Eve Garrard


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