Disaster Relief as a Threat to State Sovereignty

Few things tell us more about the nature of state sovereignty, and the threats to it, than the politics of disaster relief

Aeon Magazine
Mar 7, 2019 · 12 min read
A United Nations peacekeeper is handed a child during the evacuation in anticipation of Tropical Storm Tomas on November 4, 2010, in Port au Prince, Haiti. Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images

By Saptarishi Bandopadhyay

‘Once-in-a-century’ storms, tsunamis and earthquakes now threaten life and resources around the world on a regular basis…

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