COALITIONS OF THE WILLING

Robert Prather, echoing Donald Sensing (my reaction here), thinks we should junk the U.N. in favor of a more exclusive IGO:

A standing coalition of liberal democracies with significant militaries would be far more effective in preventing genocide than the UN. The standing coalition would be far more moral than the UN which includes every tyranny on earth. . . .In the mean time, coalitions of the willing will have to do.

In a related post, he cites Anne Applebaum as a reminder that even “Old” Europe is far from united on foreign policy and that several countries are therefore always ripe for cherry picking.

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