- Lindsay Newland Bowker
- Stonington, ME
- United States
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What are the limits of sovereignty? Are we clear on international norms?
Present debate on what to do about Syrias use of chemical weapons on rebels/government opponents takes us back to the broader issue of the limits of sovereignty. It seems apparent that we don't have shared global values on a country's interior use of chemical weapons or what to do about it even though this ostensibly has been a matter of global consensus since the end of World War II. .What action is justified and is it ok for anyone nation to act alone without a global consensus on the basis of "protecting its national interests"?
(I will add links to several TED convesrations we have had in the past on global values and global governance)