Cosmopolitan Dreams: Why we’re yearning for the APB and why we’ll probably never get what we want (Global Solutions)

Wendy Sherman United Nations Adviser Adama Dieng mass atrocities prevention board president obama iraq syria human rights conflict accountability cosmopolitan multilateral international interventionThe Atrocities Prevention Board (APB) in theory is a cosmopolitan dream. It is the embodiment of the idea that we are connected as neighbors with the world around us. That as a country, we have a unique set of skills and resources that we use in to help our neighbors who might find themselves in harm’s way. The APB allows us to glimpse a world where we focus not on backroom politics, but on honest attempts to halt atrocities before they occur. A world where our intervention in a region is altruistic, and not simply political theater. Read more…

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