Humanitarian Intervention

A Smarter Intervention Debate

What lessons have liberals learned from recent interventions? The answer isn't clear—but it will matter when the next crisis hits.

By Nathan Pippenger

Democracy No!

Progressive support for democracy promotion and military intervention ignores our dismal history. A response to Rosa Brooks and Tom Perriello.

By David Rieff

Humanitarian Intervention: Recognizing When, and Why, It Can Succeed

The use of force always entails grave dangers and human costs, and progressives have been leery particularly since the Vietnam era of supporting it, even to prevent or end mass atrocities, repression, and other systematic human suffering. Wise leaders will...

By Tom Perriello