Vol. 6 No. 2 (2023): Pakistan Journal of International Affairs


Published 2023-06-20


Interventionism lacks any proper definition. It is a broad term used for non-defensive proactive policy undertaken by any nation-state to manipulate an economy or society. The most common applications of the term are for economic intervention when a state intervenes in its own economy, or for foreign intervention when a state intervenes in the affairs of another nation as part of its foreign policy. Ever since the Westphalian order of 1644, which accepted the concept of the sovereignty of nation-states on their territory, with no role for external agents in domestic structures, sovereignty has never truly been violable, but in early 20th century the social purpose of the use of force began to expand and marked a new idealism in the use of war. It produced mixed opinions of critics and generated a wide discourse on whether it is a ‘mask’ to some surreptitious motives, or is a ‘Just Intent’in real world terms