Although the Iraq war was not sanctioned by the U.N. Security Council, there are other parameters for evaluating its legitimacy. The important question is who decides. In the absence of the Security Council sanction, a consensus among the world’s leading democracies might provide the necessary legitimacy to any military intervention.
Mearsheimer’s article shows the author’s strong predilection for the classical nuclear deterrence theory. First conceived by strategic analyst theorist Bernard Brodie and built upon by subsequent strategists such as Herman Kahn and Thomas Schelling, the classical nuclear deterrence theory is underpinned by the existence of nuclear weapons.
There are many ways of crime prevention. Such ways include preventing crime through social development, situational crime prevention, community crime prevention, and prevention through the social integration of offenders. Under prevention through social development, a country may make sure that it develops social services such as schools and culture.