Appeared in: Volume 3, Number 1
Published on: September 1, 2007
The Right Side of the Law

Democracy promotion isn’t “interference” into sovereign affairs of autocracies. It’s legal, and laudable.

Peter Ackerman is chairman of the board of Freedom House and was executive producer of the Peabody Award-winning PBS documentary Bringing Down a Dictator. Michael J. Glennon is professor of international law at the Fletcher School of Law & Diplomacy at Tufts University, and the author of Limits of Law, Prerogatives of Power: Interventionism after Kosovo (2001).
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