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Unformatted text preview: o International intervention Can take a variety of forms (soft, hard power) Unilateral • Motivated by political/security interests i.e. Vietnam, Iraq • Balancing strategy (Fearson) Multilateral • UN • Humanitarian and ethical considerations • More “legitimate” • Slower o The United Nations General Assembly • One country, one vote • Passes resolutions, 2/3rds vote needed, not legally binding • Controls financing Security Council • 5 perm members • 10 rotating members • Resolutions legally binding • May authorize troops Secretary General • Five year renewable term • Nominated by GA UN Charter • Focuses on state sovereignty • Outlaws offensive force except in 1)self defense 2) collective self-defense 3) collective security o Collective security: cooperate to respond to acts of aggression – deterrent • Peacekeeping and preventive diplomacy o Never mentioned in UN charter...
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- Fall '08
- United Nations , Nye