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A New Lease on Life for Humanitarianism

Author: Stewart M. Patrick, Senior Fellow and Director of the International Institutions and Global Governance Program
March 24, 2011
Foreign Affairs



The United States and its coalition partners' decision to enforce a no-fly zone in Libya seemed to be a vindication of the fragile “responsibility to protect” norm. But just how strengthened RtoP will be depends on how well the intervention turns out.

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