It will be sad, yet interesting to see what becomes of this. I just hope that civilians will be largely spared.
Ukrainian servicemen stand near tanks after a ceremony for the delivery of military equipment, including armoured vehicles, to the Ukrainian armed forces, near the Ukrainian city of Chuguiv, Kharkiv region, December 6, 2014.
Sun Dec 7, 2014 3:46PM GMT
By Harry J. Bentham
As the US supports warlords in Ukraine, its absurd theories of democratization collapse into folly.
In all International Relations (IR) classrooms throughout the English-speaking world, something called the democratic peace theory is taught. The theory holds that countries are less likely to go to war if they are democracies, and that installing democratic regimes is therefore the path to peace and security in the world. Paradoxically, the theory is more often applied to justify wars than to end them.
Democratic peace theory is a large part of the underlying rhetoric behind the United…
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