Month: July 2008

Geneva Conventions 2.0

Charli Carpenter, an Assistant Professor of at the University of Pittsburg’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, has just published a short piece on the Geneva Conventions in the war on terror in The National Interest. Writing at Duck of Minerva, where she’s a contributor, Carpenter notes the challenges involved with crossing from academic publishing to  writing for a policy audience (or at least, involved with dealing with differing degrees of editorial license). More important, though, is the subject of her paper. In "Geneva 2.0", she sums up many of the basic issues that inform this particular debate, getting right to the heart of the problem when she writes