The result is that at a time of renewed interest in humanitarian intervention, the iraq war and the effort to justify it even in part in humanitarian terms risk giving humanitarian intervention a. Few in the audience understood what khrushchev was referring to, and even some historians today are not aware of america ’s role in the russian civil war, or that it had two separate fronts in northern russia and siberia 3.
Humanitarian intervention involves the threat and use of military forces as a central feature it is an intervention in the sense that it entails interfering in the internal affairs of a state by sending military forces into the territory or airspace of a sovereign state that has not committed an act of aggression against another state.
The russian civil war raged from 1918 to 1921, though some date its origins to the october revolution in 1917 and others date its end in 1922 with the final crushing of peasant revolts and reconquest of the caucasus still others see its end as late as 1932 when stalin finally consolidated his power. The concern that states would exploit a humanitarian exception to justify military aggres- humanitarian intervention, in law and civil war in the modern world 217-28 (john norton moore ed, 1974) ian brownlie, thoughts on kind-hearted gunmen, in humanitarian intervention humanitarian intervention and pretexts for war of.
The geopolitics of civil war intervention by jacob d kathman a dissertation submitted to the faculty of the university of north carolina at chapel when justifying their intervention decisions, as civil wars have shown a distinct ten-dency to be geographically contagious third parties observe these regional diﬁusion.
During this war, us troops invaded and occupied parts of mexico, including veracruz and mexico city the early decades of the 20th century saw a number of interventions in latin america by the us government often justified under the roosevelt corollary to the monroe doctrine.
The intervention by the western allies in russia and their minor role in the civil war has also generated controversy, probably much more than warranted the russian civil war has often been a contentious subject for historians, participants, and the reading public because of the ideological ramifications of its outcome that reverberated. The current civil war in libya began in may 2014—a full two and a half years later the intervention and today’s violence are of course related, but this does not necessarily mean there is a.