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Debate: International military intervention in Darfur

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 +*'''Darfur and the chaos there is a threat to the international system:''' There are a number of threats presented by Darfur, including regional and international humanitarian, moral threats.
 +**'''Darfur is a threat to the region in Africa.''' The chaos in Darfur is spilling over Sudan's borders. Chad has become a destination for Darfur refugees. This creates tensions between these countries and potential for conflict. Resistance to the Janjeweed, for example, can be staged in Chad, and possibly lead to the belief among the Sudanese government that they must intervene in Chad to quell this threat.
 +**'''Impotency in responding to Darfur undermines confidence and engagement in international bodies:''' Many instances of genocide have occurred in recent decades without international intervention, and this has weakened confidence in the UN and the international community's ability to respond to international crises and to generally act meaningfully in the international system. This growing lack of confidence is dangerous as it jeopardizes the international legal framework for action, making it appear that unilateral action is a more functional course of action.

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Should the international community intervene militarily in Darfur?

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Background and Context of Debate:

Genocide? Can the violence in Darfur be considered Genocide?

Yes


No


International security: Is the situation in Darfur a threat to the international system?

Yes

  • Darfur and the chaos there is a threat to the international system: There are a number of threats presented by Darfur, including regional and international humanitarian, moral threats.
    • Darfur is a threat to the region in Africa. The chaos in Darfur is spilling over Sudan's borders. Chad has become a destination for Darfur refugees. This creates tensions between these countries and potential for conflict. Resistance to the Janjeweed, for example, can be staged in Chad, and possibly lead to the belief among the Sudanese government that they must intervene in Chad to quell this threat.
    • Impotency in responding to Darfur undermines confidence and engagement in international bodies: Many instances of genocide have occurred in recent decades without international intervention, and this has weakened confidence in the UN and the international community's ability to respond to international crises and to generally act meaningfully in the international system. This growing lack of confidence is dangerous as it jeopardizes the international legal framework for action, making it appear that unilateral action is a more functional course of action.



No




Organizations pro and con

Yes



No

International leaders on the pro and con sides of this debate

Yes

  • Anthony Lake, former National Security Adviser to President Clinton, said in 2006, "It’s time to get tough with Sudan". [2]


No

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Yes


No



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