Is The United Nations A Desirable Enforcer Of Interntional Order ? - Justin Cahill

Is The United Nations A Desirable Enforcer Of Interntional Order ?

By Justin Cahill

  • Release Date: 2014-11-04
  • Genre: Politics & Current Events

Description

This essay questions whether the United Nations has the capacity for taking objective, independent action to maintain international order. Written during the 'new world order', that brief period of co-operation between the United States and the USSR, it concludes the UN’s capacity to enforce collective security on an objective basis will always be curtailed by the interests of the Security Council's permanent members, its lack of a monopoly on the use of collective force and its inability to take decisive action.