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The end of the Cold War has inaugurated a new era in international politics. The familiar terrain of the last half century has given way to a world that is, in many ways, more complex and turbulent. Regional conflicts, civil wars, ethnic strife, genocide, and humanitarian emergencies have exploded across the globe. As crises such as those in Bosnia, Somalia, and Haiti have unfolded, the international community increasingly has looked to the United States-as the last remaining superpower- to provide leadership and resources in a broad array of conflict situations.

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50 U. Miami L. Rev. 145