No fundamental basic values, including the right to life and the right to expression of opinion, are therefore put in the focus of the government’s thinking, but rather, it is the degree of public support (both domestic and foreign) consolidating around them in a local context.
The short answer in the case of Libya is that Barack Obama has not invented a new doctrine so much as repudiated an old one.
But if a more powerful and active federal government is one enduring legacy of the war, another is distrust and even hatred of that government.
Minorities now form the majority in America’s two most-populous states, California and Texas, as well as in Hawaii, New Mexico and Washington, DC.
If a new U.S. doctrine is taking shape, it is one the wider world can buy into.
So, when do we expect America to use military force? Beyond the "necessary wars" of self-defense?
With only 10 months before primaries in the United States, and a year and a half before the next presidential election, one would think that the domestic economy and unemployment rates would have priority in the campaigns of presidential candidates. However, the instability created by the riots in several countries of [Read more]
There is still scope for mediation and to search for a peaceful political solution in Libya. Otherwise this war will only accelerate the demise of all those who wage it.
The Western powers have acted beyond the resolution. Although the leaders of the US, Britain and France have said their military actions are only aimed at establishing a no-fly zone, the Western air strikes have directly attacked Libyan government forces and provided air support for the opposition.