Between the Lines of Questionable Battles Politique étrangère, Vol. 84, No.1, Spring 2019
This text was published in Politique étrangère in 1979, the year in which the French Institute of International Relations (Ifri) was created.
Raymond Aron reviews the important events of the preceding decade, such as the Vietnam War. Above all, he pursues a general enquiry about the place of law, morality, force and national interest in international relations. Between the lines, it is possible to read here ideas which are close to the right to intervene and the responsibility to protect.
Raymond Aron (1905-1983) was a Professor at the Collège de France and a member of the Académie des sciences morales et politiques. He wrote several books, including Paix et guerres entre les nations, Paris: Calmann-Lévy, 1962.