Following this exercise, students should become aware of some of the political, moral and strategic costs of humanitarian interventions.
Please watch the video below and answer the following multiple choice questions.
Joshua Foust is a fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. He is also a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS’ Need to Know. He is currently researching the role of market-oriented development strategies in post-conflict environments. Previously, he was a senior intelligence analyst for the U.S. military and worked in Afghanistan. Foust spoke at the University of Ottowa’s Centre for International Policy Studies in March 2012, about the costs and moral, as well as strategic failures of humanitarian intervention.