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Home Essays N. We will analyze here the main hypothesis that Luttwak is developing among the article, the first one being the destruction of the legitimacy usually accorded to peacekeeping operations, led by the UN or by other military organizations, and the second one being the obstacle to a durable peace establishment, created unwillingly by humanitarian help during conflicts. The analysis will follow the same path used by Luttwak, demonstrating how peacekeeping often turns into peace blocking, then how humanitarian interventions also do, and concluding on the position international organizations and NGOs should adopt to promote a durable peace more easily, according to the author. There has to be a climax of violence so that there can be a decrease of it, ending to peace. Thus, interventions become, more than useless, obstacles to real peace establishment. Moreover, there is an inefficiency of military organizations regarding peace establishment as well as local population protection.

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Home Essays N. We will analyze here the main hypothesis that Luttwak is developing among the article, the first one being the destruction of the legitimacy usually accorded to peacekeeping operations, led by the UN or by other military organizations, and the second one being the obstacle to a durable peace establishment, created unwillingly by humanitarian help during conflicts.

The analysis will follow the same path used by Luttwak, demonstrating how peacekeeping often turns into peace blocking, then how humanitarian interventions also do, and concluding on the position international organizations and NGOs should adopt to promote a durable peace more easily, according to the author. There has to be a climax of violence so that there can be a decrease of it, ending to peace.

Thus, interventions become, more than useless, obstacles to real peace establishment. Moreover, there is an inefficiency of military organizations regarding peace establishment as well as local population protection.

If uninterrupted war means death, suffering, etc, it leads to a stable situation and let the postwar era begin. As examples, the author uses the cases of the Arab-Israeli war of that could have come to an end in a matter of weeks, and also the recent cases in the Balkans. The inefficient protection of populations The main problem of UN peacekeeping operations, according to Edward Luttwak, is the inherent avoiding of violence of these operations, which leads to three main problems: No durable peace establishment as we just saw it No real involvement in the conflict, giving the peacekeepers the status of spectators rather than actors, at best, or bad actors at worst.

The perverse effect caused by the very presence of U. As an example, the author relates the disastrous consequence of the maintaining of local populations on the conflict zone, due to a cease-fire agreement settled with the locally dominant Bosnian Serbs in Sarajevo In , settlement that was violated by the Serbs, leading to the killing of the This era was marked by concern that other nations, especially those in the Western Hemisphere, would fall to Soviet influence, and additionally, that there were communist supporters within the United States, potentially in government offices.

Americans became increasingly suspicious of anyone with communist ties or interests, past or present, and the government began to take further involvement in the affairs in other nations that seemed at risk to leftist revolts.

This compromised the rights and privacy of many innocent Americans, and crossed into the sovereignty of other nations. Domestically, the United States abandoned its value of privacy and freedom to political beliefs due to growing concern of communism at home, and Sen. McCarthy, a Republican from Wisconsin, denounced communism and publicly accused members of the State Department and other government positions of being communists.

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He then studied analytical economics at the London School of Economics where he graduated with a Bachelor of Science B. His book Strategy: The Logic of War and Peace is used as a textbook in war colleges and universities and has been translated into several languages. However, the book is recognized as seminal because it raised basic questions about the Roman army and its defense of the Roman frontier. Although many professional historians argued against his views on Roman strategy, some at book length, his work undoubtedly increased interest in the study of Roman frontiers and strategy. Since the s, he has published articles on the Byzantine Empire and his book, The Grand Strategy of the Byzantine Empire, was published in late

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