In the March 19 issue of America, Thomas G. Weiss explains the emerging international doctrine known as the "responsibility to protect," and how it was used to successful effect in Libya. Syria, however, presents its own set of problems for the international community, as Professor Weiss explains in this week's podcast. America has been covering the emergence of "R2P" for several years; here we offer a selection of our articles on the topic.
"Humanitarian Law Essential, Vatican Says," November 28, 2011
"Libyan Freedom," The Editors, September 12, 2011
"We are Dying and the World is Watching," July 4, 2011
"Responsibility to Protect is Tested in Libya," Kevin Clarke, March 29, 2011
"The State's Duty to Protect," George M. Anderson, August 17, 2009