The case for a league of democracies
Original post made by Jane on May 14, 2008
With tensions between Russia and Georgia rising, Chinese nationalism growing in response to condemnation of Beijing's crackdown on Tibet, the dictators of cyclone-ravaged Burma resisting international aid, the crisis in Darfur still raging, the Iranian nuclear programme still burgeoning and Robert Mugabe still clinging violently to rule in Zimbabwe - what do you suppose keeps some foreign policy columnists up at night?
It is the idea of a new international organisation, a league or concert of democratic nations.
The world's democracies could make common cause to act in humanitarian crises when the UN Security Council cannot reach unanimity.
The league of democracies would not be limited to Europeans and Americans but would include the world's other great democracies, such as India, Brazil, Japan and Australia,Web Link
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