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After all, the administration is starkly divided between isolationists and neoconservative "hawks" like national security adviser John Bolton, who is apparently undeterred by the long history of failure when it comes to regime change.But we should neither resign ourselves to accepting a ramshackle framework for humanitarian intervention, nor underestimate the ability of international law to transform itself and, at the same time, transform societies globally. To succeed, this model should approach security holistically, not episodically. It should internalize the priorities of affected populations, including those of women and other structurally disadvantaged groups. It should enshrine the notion of "human security," whereby the right to be protected would supplant R2P.In fact, R2P and the human security model were developed simultaneously, with the invaluable support of a leading thinker and global citizen: the late Kofi Annan.As with R2P, the human security doctrine fell into disuse.At a time when civilian populations are increasingly vulnerable to new threats such as cyber warfare, reinventing the concept of human security is not some idealistic project.
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