Features in issue 2457

Legitimate intervention

by Diana Francis

Diana Francis reflects on recent military interventions and suggests that, rather than attempting to reframe peacekeeping and postwar operations, we must deconstruct militarism and all it stands for.

Kosova: the hydra

by Alice Mead

Alice Mead argues that the UN mission in Kosova was doomed from the start and should be called what it is — a "multinational failure".

Can't bomb the world to peace

by Howard Clark

Howard Clark argues that preparing to intervene in an emergency is no substitute for addressing the roots of war, and that, ultimately, peace depends on the people.