RUSI NewsbriefVOLUME 27ISSUE 3members only

No Fly Zones – Easy to Say, Difficult to Implement


No Fly Zones seem to offer a powerful and low-risk means of halting violence in Darfur. However, political leaders must not underestimate the true challenges involved.

Some international crises are of a nature and intensity that extend efforts to restore peace or to facilitate humanitarian activities adopt an increasingly military character. This is the case in Darfur, where attacks on its population by militia forces controlled by the Sudanese government have created widespread suffering and destitution. Numerous atrocities have passed unchecked but there is a burgeoning impetus for developed nations to take decisive action to end the

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