Andrea Kathryn Talentino is an associate professor of international relations at Drew University, Morristown, New Jersey. The author of numerous articles on military intervention and post-conflict rebuilding, she is currently focusing on the link between nation building and political violence.
For hundreds of years, military intervention in another country was considered taboo and prohibited by international law. Since 1992, intervention has often been described as an international responsibility, and efforts have been made to give it legal justification. This extraordinary change in perceptions has taken place in only the space of a decade.