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This house supports western intervention

September 25, 2014 @ 5:00 pm / 6:30 pm

When civil wars and humanitarian crisis’ occur across the world, there are often calls for western military intervention. 

Advocates for intervention suggest that the West has a duty to intervene. Many point to campaigns such as Kosovo and Mali, and warn that failing to act can lead to genocides such as the one seen in Rwanda.

Critics of intervention suggest that military campaigns increase violence in these regions and are scuppered by a lack of understanding of the complex situations in these countries.

With conflicts across the globe engulfing regions such as Iraq and Syria, the Manchester Debating Union asks: should we support western intervention?

Proposition Speakers:

Representative from the Henry Jackson Institute, a pro-intervention think tank

Jordan Anderson
MA in Intelligence & International Security from King’s College London

Opposition Speakers:

Representative from Counterfire, a Left-wing group that campaigns against wars and military intervention

Kate Brooks
Studying for a DPhil in International Relations at the University of Oxford

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September 25, 2014
5:00 pm / 6:30 pm
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