World Politics final paper

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Morelli 1 Krista Morelli 22992875 Political Science 121 Vincent Ferraro 12 May 2008 The Just War Doctrine v . Realism: The Real Challenge “A just war can only be waged as a last resort” . “A just war can only be fought to redress a wrong suffered” . “The ultimate goal of a just war is to re-establish peace” . These are just some of the several points made by the Just War Theory , a doctrine of military ethics that states the philosophical , religious, and political justice criteria a war must meet to be considered moral . While the Just War Doctrine is a set of both logical and ethical criteria for determining the proper course of action in war and the resolution of conflicts , it is also met with a great deal of opposition . The greatest challenger to this set of ideals is realism and its take on war and maintaining balance of power between nation-states . While the Just War Doctrine take an idealistic position on handling conflict and war , the realistic position, which includes Morton Kaplan’s Rules on the Balance of Power , determines that most nation-states will not follow such a doctrine . Instead , it realistically states that nation-states will use the power they have to their advantage when it is to protect or increase their interests
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