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Foreign interventions never turn out quite as planned, writes former diplomat Hardeep Singh Puri. The author served as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations at the time of America’s invasion of Iraq and the regime change in Libya, among other fiascos. Puri underscores the often bloody, costly outcomes of such undertakings: Iraq and Libya descended into chaos, and the ill effects linger even today. To his credit, Puri doesn’t only chastise the West for its misguided military adventures. He also pillories Russia for its invasion of Crimea and Saudi Arabia’s atrocities in Yemen.
About the Author
Hardeep Singh Puri is a former Indian Foreign Service Officer. He served as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in Geneva from 2002 to 2005 and in New York from 2009 to 2013.