Following on from a post I wrote last week on the importance of continuing to reflect on the ethics of our intervention in Libya even after Gaddafi’s fall, I’m encouraged to learn that the Carnegie Council are bringing out a special edition of Ethics and International Affairs that does just that.
With contributions from experts and scholars such as Simon Chesterman, Alex Bellamy and Thomas Weiss it is well worth reading. The contributors don’t necessary give definitive answers but their essays do map the territory and equip the reader with the necessary tools to grapple with the underlying questions.
Luckily you don’t have to buy the journal as all of the articles are available free of charge for a limited time on the Carnegie Council’s website.
If you do check out the website, you might also want to look at their latest podcast at Global Ethics Corner. This explores whether with the fall of the Gaddafi regime NATO member states have a ongoing moral responsibility to protect peace and stability in Libya or whether Libya’s future should be of its own making? These are important questions given today’s meeting in Paris.
What do you think?