What right does any country have over another's policies and internal affairs, and are they right to use military power to change them? Interest in the geopolitics of the 'new imperialism' has surged in recent years. This broad and wide-ranging collection of articles critically examines the main intellectual justifications for it, and poses a number of challenging questions: is preemptive regime change permissible - even right - in the name of 'military humanism', and should military power be used to further the purported goals of human and women's rights and democracy globally? In the aftermath of the events of September 11, 2001 and the subsequent invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, there seems to be a shift away from multilateralism,he inviolability of state sovereignty and the rule of international law. In "he New Imperialists", it is argued that the rhetoric of human rights,omen's rights, democracy and good governance espoused by the defenders of his new doctrine is a rationalization for a new imperialism which will undermine the very political and moral values it purports to advance.