By providing a brief history of early conflicts and their solutions, Thakur posits that the need to promote human rights and democracy has become very important. He concludes that the emerging powers can become more engaged in the Responsibility to Protect as a way of participating in global order (Thakur).
The article ‘Libya and Syria: R2P and the spectre of the swinging pendulum’ authored by Justin Morris explores the impact and relevance of the Responsibility to Protect in the face of Syria and Libya. Justin notes that hardly had the proponents of R2P began to rejoice of their humanitarian success than the conflict in Syria came up. He observes that it was the greatest test of our common humanity. He further opines that NATO’s preferred method of forceful intervention is diminishing in the face of Syrian conflict. However, he observes that R2P should be the standard method of sovereign behavior geared toward the maintenance of international support and guidance. Nevertheless, invasion with strategic interest should be made outside the framework of R2P. He concludes by reviewing the R2P in context of Libya and Syria and its impact on the United Nations Security Council member states