In the past two decades, the UK has been involved, along with other countries, in many military interventions. There have also been cases in which states have failed to intervene. These actions, and failures to act, have raised a range of questions. In July 2009, a British Academy Forum explored the underlying factors that have led to these interventions, the lawfulness of the use of force, the adequacy of existing international rules and institutions,
and the capacity of intervening forces to achieve change. One of the participants, Dr Dominik Zaum, discusses the issues.
This Policy Forum brought together an invited audience to consider public policy towards First World War shipwrecks. Case studies from a range of initiatives in the course of the Centenary provided a backdrop to discussing the challenges and opportunities presented by First World War shipwrecks in home waters and abroad.
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