The Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia: Can ASEAN Reconcile Humanitarianism and Sovereignty?Asian Security
29 September 2010
Alex Bellamy and Mark Beeson authored an article in Asian Security on 29 September 2010 entitled, The Responsibility to Protect in Southeast Asia: Can ASEAN Reconcile Humanitarianism and Sovereignty? This article explores how relevant the principle of RtoP is in Southeast Asia, as well as the potential relevance of the norm through an analysis of the impact of Cyclone Nargis on Myanmar. It suggests that external norms and ideas can still have a decisive impact in favorable instances even in a region where national sovereignty is jealously guarded.
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