Once upon a time a powerful country could say to a weaker one, let us in or we'll beat you up. Many countries, to survive, would submit. Now even smaller countries may have some nuclear weapons and be tempted to to say no.
Negotiating has never been easy and is surely harder now.
The only solution may be truly massive peacekeeping forces and even they may be truly at risk.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
AUGUST 12, 2014
"Obama vows limits as US airstrikes continue." That Washington Post headline explains why peacekeeping is harder now that so many countries can blow others off the map.