30 September 2011
Public ESI event in Stockholm: Can intervention work?
Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus: Can Intervention Work? (2011). Photo: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2011
Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus: Can Intervention Work? (2011). Photo: W. W. Norton & Company, Inc. 2011

30 September 2011, 10:00-12:00

The Swedish Institute of International Affairs
Lejonsköldska salen, Drottning Kristinas väg 37

Can intervention work? Lessons from Bosnia and Afghanistan

Book presentation by Gerald Knaus, Chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI)
Co-author with Rory Stewart, of Can Intervention Work?


"Rory Stewart and Gerald Knaus provide a fresh and critically important perspective on foreign interventions." (The Washington Post)

"Timely lessons in when to intervene" (Gideon Rachman, Financial Times )

"a fine new book" (The Wall Street Journal)

"Two experienced authors effectively identify what those who decide to make such interventions require for success, that what is required often does not exist and that brute force is not a viable alternative." (Kirkus Book Review)




Seminar fee: UI members free. Non members 100 SEK. Cash only.


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About us
Photo credits
Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com