By Jacques Roussellier
Faculty Member, International Relations at American Public University
The NATO-led intervention in Libya has sharpened division among governments and experts on the actual interpretation and implementation of the 2005 United Nation’s responsibility to protect (R2P) initiative, particularly in light of procrastination with Syria, and one could add, northern Mali. The international military intervention in Libya has raised the issue of the relevance of R2P as a humanitarian intervention principle for regime change.
Dr. Patricia Campbell, Dean of Graduate Studies at American Military University, discusses the current conflict in Syria and how it may impact future relationships with the U.S.
Dr. Campbell received her Ph.D. in International Studies from the University of Denver. She has numerous publications in academic journals including Journal of Political Science Education, International Feminist Journal of Politics, African Studies Quarterly, Politics and Policy; and Africa Today.