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Airstrikes in Syria: Legitimacy of Regional Coalitions

U.S. airstrikes in Syria may be a critical step in changing legitimate international behavior in the face of state sovereignty norms. Continue reading

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The Value of International Politics

Why study politics? With any research project, understanding the question of interest begins with a definition. Generally speaking, politics can be understood as the collective wielding of a societies’ power, or the ability to shape the surrounding environment according to … Continue reading

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Force and the United Nations

Originally posted at the Penn Political Review United Nations Security Council As the international debate raged over intervention in Syria, one truth became increasingly clear—beneath all of the rhetoric, the international legal system is still run by Great Power politics.

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