On October 6-7, 2016 the Canadian Foreign Policy Journal, in partnership with the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, hosted a two-day workshop entitled “Problems Abroad? Revisiting the Intervention Trap in an Era of Global Uncertainty.” iAffairs talked to some of the presenters and asked them about their research and motivations behind it, as well as why interventions are an important topic of inquiry for both researchers and policy makers. Watch our videos and meet the presenters below.
Dr. Marina Henke: “Why did France Intervene in Mali? Examining the role of Intervention Entrepreneurs”
Dr. Mark Kersten: “Targeting Justice: Targets, Non-Targets, and the Prospects for Peace with Justice”
Ghuna Bdiwi: “After the Failure in Syria: Is R2P Still Alive?
Sara Skinner: “War Crimes in South Sudan: Options for Justice and Accountability”
Joshua Libben: “Am I My Brother’s Peacekeeper? Strategic Cultures and Change Among Major Troop Contributors to United Nations Peacekeeping”
Kyle Davidson: “Making it Rain Money, Not Bombs: On the Failure of U.S. Counterinsurgency Operations in Iraq and Afghanistan”
Dr. Emma Ashford: “Hegemonic Blackmail: Entrapment in Civil War Intervention”
Dr. Aaron Ettinger: “Continuity and Change in American Military Interventions since 2001”
Dr. Melissa Willard-Foster: “Puppets or Populists? Why Major Powers Promote some Regime Types and Oppose Others”
Ksenia Polonskaya: “Russia in the Syrian Conflict: Mapping Causes and Consequences”
Dr. Anthony S. Marcum: “Foreign Military Presence and the Decision to Intervene in Ongoing Conflicts”
Meg K. Guliford: “The Drivers of Success and Failure in American Special Forces Training Interventions in Latin America”