Thursday, August 18, 2005

Stopping genocide

Science Blog has some research showing that Direct military interventions can slow or stop genocide. They also found that impartial interventions seemed to have no effect. Even a single country directly challenging the perpetrator of a genocide can significantly reduce the killing.

Just something to think about, especially as thousands die in refugee camps around Darfur, and an effective response to the genocide languishes. I haven't heard of any action from Sam Brownback in a while, and that had been a pet cause, briefly.