R2P

Corrie Hulse

What follows is the introduction to When We Let People Die: The Failure of the Responsibility to Protect, published by The Mantle in 2018. This collection of essays, by The Mantle's managing editor Corrie Hulse, examines the shortcomings in the implementation of the doctrine of the Responsibility to Protect, and what might be done to remedy international complacence in the face of mass atrocities. 

 

Corrie Hulse
Silke Melbye-Hansen

Corrie Hulse
Corrie Hulse

Reading the various reports coming out of South Sudan this week, it is still difficult to be sure what exactly happened and what this outbreak of violence means for the future of the country. It remains to be seen whether this was a plotted coup attempt, or a retaliatory response that has escalated.

Chris Wilson

The decision to use force, in political contexts, deserves to be held to the highest evidentiary standards. While it is certain that a chemical attack against Syrian civilians occurred on August 21, the authors of the attack have not been definitively (and independently) identified. That is a minor irrelevance, however, to the U.S.

Corrie Hulse

It was barely over a month ago that newly appointed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power gave her first public address as Ambassador. She chose to do so at the Invisible Children Fourth Estate Leadership Summit, speaking to young activists.

Power gave an impassioned address to the young crowd, calling on their new breed of activism.

“...we need your positive moral vision more than ever.

Corrie Hulse

After the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, in which hundreds of thousands of civilians were killed in just a few months while the international community stood by, the world cried "never again." A decade later, the principles of the Responsibility to Protect (R2P) were laid out. R2P today, however, remains only an idea. Corrie Hulse declares we must translate R2P principles into policy.

Corrie Hulse

In 1992, the United States became involved in UNOSOM, a Chapter VII humanitarian mission in Somalia. The original goal of our participation in this mission was to ensure the safe delivery of humanitarian aid to a suffering Somali population.

Corrie Hulse

From surveillance tool to weapon of war, drones have quickly captured the attention of the world. Most notably used by the U.S. military in Pakistan as a part of the “War on Terror”, many have come to only see the violent side of this technology. In some circles, the word drone has become synonymous with civilian casualties. With the number of civilian deaths, it is hard to argue against this view.

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