Valdai Paper #19: Just War and Humanitarian Intervention

10.06.2015

The 19th Valdai paper is devoted to the just war theory and the analysis of humanitarian intervention consistent with liberal political philosophy.

Relying upon the classical theory the author proceeds to a modern interpretation of the just war concept. According to him, it is primarily a defensible war. However, one must distinguish between the just cause and the right entitlement to wage war. In conclusion the author states that his approach to theory can not justify the U.S. intervention in Iraq in 2003.

The author of the article is Sebastiano Maffettone, Dean of Political Science and Professor of Political Philosophy at LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome.

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