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The publication discusses varied types of worldwide order, conventional and smooth. Any sensible program of the idea that at factor can be plagued by the present strength constitution, and to some extent, mirror it. the truth of yankee preeminence on this planet this day has to be reconciled with the call for for overseas legitimacy.

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37 Fearing even greater instability as the result of the former Yugoslavia disintegrating in the early 1990s, the British foreign secretary Douglas Hurd declared at the 35 36 37 See Martin Kitchen, ‘Winston Churchill and the Soviet Union during the Second World War’, The Historical Journal, 30 (2), 1987. Quoted by Michael Joseph Smith, Realist Thought from Weber to Kissinger (Baton Rouge and London: Louisiana State University Press, 1986), p. 3. J. Coleman, Neither Angel nor Beast. The Life and Work of Blaise Pascal (London and New York: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986).

Realists Ànd it hard to believe that states will interfere on the basis of humanitarian reasons, one of the criteria which must be met to justify a breach of national sovereignty of another country whose government fails to protect its own people (or itself may be the main perpetrator of human atrocities). They argue that it is legitimate for intervening states to risk the lives of their armed forces on foreign soil only when strategic and/or economic interests are at stake, at least to some extent.

24 chapter two All human rights are universal, indivisible and interdependent and interrelated. (. 21 However, the fact of the matter is that states belonging to different civilizations have divergent interpretations of the rules concerned and differing priorities with regard to their implementation. Thus, against the backdrop of the debate on how Asian values relate to western values, Asian countries have deÀned their own position. 22 This view was developed further in the Bangkok Declaration of 1993,23 which challenged the applicability of “universal”, taken as western, human rights standards to Asian societies with their distinct cultural, religious and economic backgrounds.

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