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The Heart of War: On Power, Conflict and Obligation in the Twenty-First Century Gwyn Prins

The Heart of War: On Power, Conflict and Obligation in the Twenty-First Century

Gwyn Prins

Published August 19th 2002
ISBN : 9780415369602
Hardcover
336 pages
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 About the Book 

This is a controversial look at the changing face of war and the role of the military in the 21st century. Military forces are now confronted, not only with the non-conventional threats of terrorism but the moral dilemmas of humanitarianismMoreThis is a controversial look at the changing face of war and the role of the military in the 21st century. Military forces are now confronted, not only with the non-conventional threats of terrorism but the moral dilemmas of humanitarianism intervention and human rights. Gwyn Prins explores these conflicting impulses using a variety of examples: the September 11th attacks and the history of spectacular terrorism, humanitarian intervention in Bosnia, Kosovo, West Africa and elsewhere, the extradition of General Pinochet for human rights abuses and the nuclear issue, in the light of ongoing conflict between India and Pakistan. Wide-ranging and challenging, this book should interest all those seeking to understand the enormous recent changes in military strategy and global politics.