Pol Sci 139 Bordenkircher Lec 1.2
What does Intervention entail, what motivates it?
-credibility, alignment, factual, agenda
-video of chemical weapons
-motivations for intervention, Issues, who?, why?
-Syrian attacks w/ chemical weapons, West accused Syrian gov’t (Assad gov’t)
getting close —> attack
-US threatens intervention (military) because of chemical weapons
-Terrorist’s opposition (Death Squad)
-rebels in retreat —> attack, need US intervention
-to come between disputing peoples, groups, to intercede, mediate
-bias of those involved and those intervening
-violating lines of differentiation, transgression
-a coercive act
-leads to transformation
-desired results? consequences?
-Nation-State: cultural / ethnic identity, political and geopolitical entity, sovereignty
-autonomy over internal and foreign policy, monopoly on violence within state to
gov’t, Independence of laws
-Domestic and Foreign
-Can be seen, quantified, impact, participants / allies, non-state acts, transnational?
-Joseph Nye 8 manifestations of coercion from low to high
3. Economic Aid
4. Military Advisors
5. Support Opposition
7. Limited Military Action (no fly zone, bombing raids)
8. Military Invasion
Who decides whether it’s intervention?
-International community, The most powerful
-Norms of Intervention