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A Solidarist Moment in International Society? The Case of Safe Havens and No‐Fly Zones in Iraq

Nicholas J. Wheeler

in Saving Strangers

Published in print May 2002 | ISBN: 9780199253104
Published online November 2003 | e-ISBN: 9780191600302 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/0199253102.003.0006
A Solidarist Moment in International Society? The Case of Safe Havens and No‐Fly Zones in Iraq

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Charts how the Western powers came to intervene in Iraq after the Gulf War to protect Kurds in the north and Shiites in the south. Charts how the Security Council adopted in Resolution 688 a new understanding of Chapter VII of the UN Charter that provided the legitimating ground for Western action in the form of the safe havens and no‐fly zones.

Keywords: Gulf War, first; Iraq; Kurds; legitimation; no‐fly zones; Resolution 688; safe havens; Shiites; UN Charter; UN Security Council

Chapter.  16788 words. 

Subjects: International Relations

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