Best-selling author Rory Stewart and political economist Gerald Knaus examine the impact of large-scale interventions, from Bosnia to Afghanistan.
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British Parliament member Stewart (The Places In Between, 2006, etc.) and Knaus, the founding chairman of the European Stability Initiative, are not opposed to intervention per se, but they argue that many of its premises, and certainly the implementation, are faulty.Aug 15 2011 | Read Full Review of Can Intervention Work?
“He told The New Yorker,” Stewart drily notes, “that contact on the ground was so important that he aimed to visit the region at least every other month.” Here is the key lesson that Stewart and Knaus seek to draw.Oct 10 2011 | Read Full Review of Can Intervention Work?
Stewart and Knaus grapple with the seminal question of modern international affairs: can intervention work?Sep 29 2011 | Read Full Review of Can Intervention Work?
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Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus distil their remarkable firsthand experiences of political and military interventions into a potent examination of what we can and cannot achieve in a new era of "nation building".| Read Full Review of Can Intervention Work?
International policy-makers often “underestimate the intelligence and competence of local politicians and overlook their ability to compromise with their armed opponents.” (xxi) Both authors stress the importance for any successful intervention of working with local officials, not only to better...Jul 09 2012 | Read Full Review of Can Intervention Work?
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