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Title The Syria dilemma / edited by Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel.

Publication Info. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, [2013]


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Description 285 pages ; 19 cm.
text txt rdacontent.
unmediated n rdamedia.
volume nc rdacarrier.
Series A Boston Review book.
Boston review book.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Why Syria matters / Nader Hashemi and Danny Postel -- Syria is not Iraq : why the legacy of the Iraq war keeps us from doing the right thing / Shadi Hamid -- Why there is no military solution to the Syrian Conflict / Ash Bâli and Aziz Rana -- Bosina and Syria : intervention then and now Michael Ignatieff -- What should be done about the Syrian tragedy? / Richard Falk -- Anxiously anticipating a new dawn : voices of Syrian activists / Afra Jalabi -- Syria is not a problem from hell- but if we don't act quickly, it will be / Anne-Marie Slaughter -- Supporting unarmed civil insurrection in Syria / Stephen Zunes -- A Syrian case for humanitarian intervention / Radwan Ziadeh -- Syria : the case for staggered decapitation / Tom Farer -- A humanitarian strategy focused on Syrian civilians / Mary Kalder -- How to ease Syrian suffering / Kenneth Roth -- The last thing Syrians need is more arms going to either side / Charles Glass -- Syria is melting / Rafif Jouejati -- Shopping option C for Syria : against arming the rebels / Marc Lynch -- The price of inaction in Syria / Christopher Reuter -- With or without us : why Syria's future is in its own hands / Fareed Zakaria -- The dangerous price of ignoring Syria / Vali Nasr -- Syria, savagery and self-determination : what the anti-interventionists are missing / Nader Hashemi -- From Dayton to Damascus / Christopher R. Hill -- Better Assad than the Islamists? Why the "argument from Islamism" is wrong / Thomas Pierret.
Summary "The current conflict in Syria has killed more than 80,000 people and displaced four million, yet most observers predict that the worst is still to come. And for two years, the international community has failed to take action. World leaders have repeatedly resolved not to let atrocities happen in plain view, but the legacy of the bloody and costly intervention in Iraq has left policymakers with little appetite for more military operations. So we find ourselves in the grip of a double burden: the urge to stop the bleeding in Syria, and the fear that attempting to do so would be Iraq redux. What should be done about the apparently intractable Syrian conflict? This book focuses on the ethical and political dilemmas at the heart of the debate about Syria and the possibility of humanitarian intervention in today's world. The contributors -- Syria experts, international relations theorists, human rights activists, and scholars of humanitarian intervention -- don't always agree, but together they represent the best political thinking on the issue. The Syria Dilemma includes original pieces from Michael Ignatieff, Mary Kaldor, Radwan Ziadeh, Thomas Pierret, Afra Jalabi, and others."--Publisher's description.
Subject Peace-building -- International cooperation.
Syria -- History -- Civil War, 2011-
Added Author Hashemi, Nader, 1966-
Postel, Danny.
Other Form: Online version: Syria dilemma. Cambridge, Massachusetts : The MIT Press, 2013. 9780262026833.
ISBN 9780262026833 (hardcover : alk. paper)
026202683X (hardcover : alk. paper)