chapter  7
17 Pages


This book has critically examined the justifications for, and practice of, intervention by the US across four key cases since the end of the Cold War, a decade and a half of international affairs in which the international community and its lone superpower have attempted to mould a new order. The empirical analysis has revealed dramatic changes in the justifications across the cases, and to a lesser extent changes in the practice of war. This concluding chapter will briefly revisit and then compare the four case studies, finally commenting on the impact of these cases on international society and order.