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Perilous Interventions

The Security Council and the Politics of Chaos

Hardeep Singh Puri

It was an exclusive lunch at a high-end Manhattan restaurant on 7 March 2011. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his A-team were present. It soon became clear that the main item on the menu was Libya, where it was alleged that the forces of Muammar Gaddafi were advancing on the rebel stronghold of Benghazi to crush all opposition. Over an $80 per...
Publish Date
2016
September 13
Goodreads rating
3.99
ISBN
9789351777595
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
An outstanding book on the side effects of interventionism, written in extremely elegant prose and with maximal clarity. It documents how people find arguments couched in moralistic terms to intervene in complex systems they don't understand. This book should be mandatory reading to every student and practitioner of foreign affairs.      source