In response to the ongoing evidence of serious atrocity crimes committed by Russian forces in Ukraine, I have a new article out for the UK in a Changing Europe research network at King's College London considering how the international community might do more to prevent and halt such atrocities. Sanctions and efforts to publicize and condemn atrocities are crucial, I observe, but unlikely to halt atrocities on their own. The best way for the international community to fulfill its recognized responsibility to protect civilians from atrocity crimes is to step up military and humanitarian assistance to Ukraine - since only the expulsion of Russian military forces from Ukrainian territory provides a reliable way to stop atrocities on the ground.
Check out the full article here: ukandeu.ac.uk/the-struggle-to-prevent-atrocities-in-ukraine/
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